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Monica and Friends: Bonds (2019)

Turma da Mônica: Laços (original title)
Based in the graphic novel written by Lu Cafaggi and Vitor Cafaggi, spin off from the comics written by Mauricio de Sousa. The boy Jimmy Five gathers his friends to find his dog Fluffy that has been kidnapped.


Daniel Rezende


Thiago Dottori (screenplay), Vitor Cafaggi (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Giulia Benitte ... Mônica / Monica (as Giulia Benite)
Kevin Vechiatto Kevin Vechiatto ... Cebolinha / Jimmy Five
Laura Rauseo Laura Rauseo ... Magali / Maggy
Gabriel Moreira Gabriel Moreira ... Cascão / Smudge
Rodrigo Santoro ... Louco / Nutty Ned
Cauã Martins Cauã Martins ... Titi / Bucky
Sofia Munhoz Sofia Munhoz ... Aninha / Annie
Gabriel Blotto Gabriel Blotto ... Xaveco / Sunny
Pedro Souza Pedro Souza ... Jeremias / Jeremiah
Isabela Santos Isabela Santos ... Cascuda / Gabriela
Monica Iozzi Monica Iozzi ... Dona Luisa de Souza / Mrs. Luísa
Luiz Pacini Luiz Pacini ... Seu Sousa / Mr. Souza
Paulo Vilhena Paulo Vilhena ... Seu Cebola da Silva / Mr. Five
Fafá Rennó Fafá Rennó ... Dona Cebola da Silva / Mrs. Five
Ana Carolina Godoy Ana Carolina Godoy ... Dona Lili Lima / Mrs. Lilith


Fluffy, Jimmy Five's pet dog, vanished. He creates an infallible plan to rescue the little dog, but he will need help from his faithful friends: Monica, Maggy and Smudge. Together, they will face challenges and live incredible adventures to get Fluffy back home. Written by Erick - translation from Portuguese Wikipedia.

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The movie is based on a praised 2013 graphic novel with same name. The graphic novel has a darker tone than the movie and is obviously oriented to older readers, as the characters has a long time publication history in Brazil. The movie followed a softer tone, just like the mainstream comics, which aims a younger public. See more »


Referenced in Mônica Toy: Laços de Amizade (2019) See more »


Written by Tiago Iorc and Duca Leindecker
Performed by Tiago Iorc
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Great adaptation
10 July 2019 | by eagandersongilSee all my reviews

"Turma da Monica- Laces" new film from the beloved Daniel Rezende, a young Brazilian director who brings with him an enormous expectation, seeing his great works and one of the names that can take Brazilian cinema to better days of glory. Here, his proposal is to make a film that pleases the nostalgic and the youngest public, about a Brazilian product of our culture that is present for almost 40 years in our lives and is loved by all, difficult task, but mission accomplished.

Thiago Dottori, writer of the feature, opts for a more childlike script, but with surprising moments, such as the monkey cry or the protagonism of scallion, both distoantes than we expected, but functional in the plot, without having to waste time in the construction characters , the process is shorter - Although the main plot is dragged by the three acts - and more fluid, we have more time for jokes, references and pure nostalgia, The only thing of script that does not please 100% is the central plot, it's kind of strange in comparison to the rest of the work, but we accept, since what we really want, is to revisit these characters of our childhood.

The movie has a cool soundtrack, ambiance and compositions of spectacular scenery and a good costume, the general portrayal of the characters is very good, another highlight of the film is the character of the crazy, played by Rodrigo Santoro, are just minutes from screen, but it is a spectacular adaptation of a comic to the cinema, fun, comic and caricature, and that even works as a lever, for the length that gets lost in rhythm between the second and third act.

Finally, thanks, the long awaited monica class makes us go back to childhood and review our beloved members of the lemon tree neighborhood, in a good live action, without being silly or ridiculous, the arduous task of adapting a children's comic in the movies so fun, serious and childish is fulfilled.

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27 June 2019 (Brazil) See more »

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