Bossa Nova

"Weak"

Bossa Nova Review


It's a love octagon (I think) in the Brazilian romantic comedy Bossa Nova, though the appearance of two English speakers (Amy Irving stars, Stephen Tobolowsky has a welcome supporting role) makes you wonder how this film ever got put together. Irving in fact plays a widowed teacher of English to the adults of Rio de Janiero, somehow drawing the romantic gaze of at least two locals. Never mind that each character also has another love interest, and they have two love interests, and they have two love interests... and so on. The story isn't so much confusing as it is implausible, but I suppose that's what romance is all about. Skip the story and just gawk at the scenery in Rio.


Bossa Nova

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Run time: 95 mins

In Theaters: Friday 31st March 2000

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Classics

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Fresh: 22 Rotten: 8

IMDB: 6.5 / 10

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Starring: as Mary Ann Simpson, Antônio Fagundes as Pedro Paulo, as Acácio, Débora Bloch as Tânia, as Nadine, as Sharon, Kazuo Matsui as Wan-Kim-Lau, Kate Lyra as recepcionista da escola de línguas

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