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Papi Chulo (2018)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 7 June 2019 (USA)
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A lonely TV weatherman strikes up an unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino migrant worker.

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John Butler

Writer:

John Butler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Bomer ... Sean
Alejandro Patiño ... Ernesto
Elena Campbell-Martinez ... Linda
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Ash
Michael Shepperd Michael Shepperd ... Stan
Tommie Earl Jenkins ... Tom
Shaughn Buchholz ... Mike
Tom Beyer ... Floor Manager
Irene White ... Director
Caitlin Kimball ... Horticultural Student #1
Marisa Szczepan ... Horticultural Student #2
Brandon Kyle Goodman ... Devan
Blaine Swen ... Todd
Martin Morales Martin Morales ... Shaved Ice Vendor
Nick Bush ... Boat Attendant
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A lonely TV weatherman strikes up an unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino migrant worker.

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A buddy movie about the unconventional friendship between a lonely weatherman and a migrant worker.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Ireland

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English

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7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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The film premiered at TIFF in Canada in 2018. See more »

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Una Pagina Mas
Written by Raul Ramirez Garcia
Performed by Johnny Degollado y Su Conjunto
Courtesy of D.L.B. Records
Published by San Antonio Music Publishers, Inc.
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Beautiful film about loneliness and acceptance
8 May 2019 | by barbicandevSee all my reviews

This movie is wonderful. I saw it in London, Dublin, Glasgow and then London again, that's how good it is. I've been a fan of John Butler's work for some time, but this film is his best yet. Matt Bomer is magnificent as Sean, a man who is broken by grief and loneliness, and Alejandro Patino is perfectly cast as the migrant worker who is the catalyst for Sean's recovery. The film has plenty of laugh out loud moments and also scenes that will break your heart. All the cast are wonderful and Alejandro and particularly Matt give performances that are sublime. Go see it, you'll be glad you did!


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