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R| 2 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
When Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem) sees Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) through a villa window, it is love at first sight. Though a man of modest means, Florentino's skill as a poet awakens a similar passion within Fermina. But Fermina's father disapproves of the affair and vows to keep the lovers apart. Fermina eventually marries an aristocratic doctor (Benjamin Bratt), and they move to Paris. Florentino, however, still loves Fermina and patiently waits for a chance to be with her again.

Cast: Javier Bardem , Giovanna Mezzogiorno , Benjamin Bratt , John Leguizamo , Catalina Sandino Moreno , Liev Schreiber , Laura Harring , Hector Elizondo

Director: Mike Newell

Genres: Romance, Drama

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

Release Date: November 16th, 2007|2 hr. 18 min.

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fan reviews ( 13 )
  • Eventually arrives at a lovely place, but it arrives limping. Small but nagging problems drag it down, such as weird acting choices, bizarre casting and strange aging makeup. show more

  • Newell's rendering of the iconic novel is dull and creatively off-kilter, lacking the surreal magic and robust passion of Márquez's signature magical realism style and never fully engaging the viewer. show more

  • As one unfamiliar with the novel, I found it hard to tease out its meaning from this handsomely mounted, well-acted, aggressively elliptical adaptation. show more

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  • February 09, 2009 robbie61987
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    I think all the Daytime soaps had better acting and production values then this slob.

  • February 08, 2009 anarledge
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    I was captured by the great cinematography, good acting, the architecture, the scenery and the nostalgic life style of the times were beautifully portrayed. I enjoyed the movie.

  • May 22, 2008 tinacardenas
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    This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I did not agree with the choice of actors, I didn't know if this movie was to be a drama or a comedy. The characters were not developed. The best part of the movie was the last 10 minutes and the scenery. Overall it was a very disappointing movie.

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