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Loving Pablo (2017)

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A journalist strikes up a romantic relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Bardem ... Pablo Escobar
Penélope Cruz ... Virginia Vallejo
Peter Sarsgaard ... Shepard
Julieth Restrepo ... Maria Victoria Henao
Óscar Jaenada ... Santoro
Fredy Yate Fredy Yate ... Pelado
Ricardo Niño ... Careta
Pedro Calvo Pedro Calvo ... Gatillero
Joavany Alvarez Joavany Alvarez ... Ignacio Velarde
David Valencia ... Santos
Santiago Londoño Santiago Londoño ... Hermosilla
Juan Sebastián Calero ... Carlos Corral
Quique Mendoza Quique Mendoza ... Abel Monje
Ariel Sierra Ariel Sierra ... Salvador Martín
Julio Nava Julio Nava ... Garza
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In 1981, Virginia Vallejo is a famous Colombia's journalist and TV news anchorwoman who is invited to a VIPs party in the ranch of Pablo Escobar, a low-born man who gained money and power with drug trafficking together his friends, turning them in the new generation of rich men of the country. Seduced by his charisma, Virginia starts a passionate love affair with Escobar despite he's a family man married with María Victoria. Along the 80's years, Escobar becomes famous in his try to better the life of the low-born people of Medellín (Colombia's capital) and raising a politician carrier in the Colombia's congress, but Virginia starts to understand Escobar's real power controlling an empire of crime in Colombia and spreading his drug by all USA. It causes that the DEA's agent Shepard interests by his business and by Virginia, contacting her looking for a way to stop him. With the President Belisario Betancur allying with USA to stop Escobar and extradite him to judge outside Colombia, ... Written by Chockys

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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R for strong violent content, some sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Spain | Bulgaria

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Escobar See more »

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Colombia See more »

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€4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Atmos

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2.35 : 1
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Pablo Escobar (Javier Bardem) and Shepard (Peter Sarsgaard) don't share a scene. See more »

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Stop comparing to Narcos, and slow down Spanish Language Lovers !
5 July 2018 | by Dr.Mohamed AhmedSee all my reviews

This is a simple biography movie about "Escobar" from the viewpoint of "Virginia Vallejo" ,a colombian journalist who had a relationship with "Escobar" in 80's till his death, so the movie shows the last 10 to 15 years in "Escobar's" life, which is good and bad in the same time.

It's good that it shows a specific situations related to the timeline of the story without getting into details , and it goes directly into the actions of drug trafficking. But you may find it bad as it's not a full documentary about the life of "Escobar", so you may have questions not getting answered about the start of his business and his childhood or his life before the drug business.

I found the movie quite enjoyable with that accent,However there is some scenes with full spanish dialogue which is not subtitled so it can be annoying.

The script is acceptable, the directing is good in addition to the photography, the acting of "Javier Bardem" is the best and watching him with his face reactions and his daily splendour lifestyle as "Escobar" is quite enjoyable, you may feel that "Penélope Cruz" doesn't really act and she is showing her real personality but i can't really decide if this is a good or bad thing.

The movie follow a single timeline and it focus about how "Escobar" deal with his family, friends, business and women. The adoption of his home, prison, friends, family and death is really impressive, and you can depend on it if you want to know the real lifestyle of "Escobar".

You can watch "American Made" if you want to see American point of view of "Escobar" and some of his actions.

Finally, it's a good biography movie that lacks a real plot, but this didn't prevent it to be an enjoyable movie that you may hardly feel bored watching it.


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