Chico & Rita Poster

Release Date: February 10th, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
A Cuban pianist becomes smitten with a sultry singer, leading to a passionate but star-crossed romance that reaches across six decades.

Cast: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra, Jon Adams, Renny Arozarena, Blanca Rosa Blanco, Ken Forman, Rigoberto Ferrera

Director: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando

Genres: Animated, Drama, Romance, Musical

Production Co: Isle of Man Film, CinemaNX

Distributors: GKIDS

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It's a pleasure to surrender to the movie's lush visuals, which are accompanied by wonderful jazz classics performed by Valdes, Estrella Morente, and Freddy Cole (Nat King Cole's brother), among many others. show more

  • The picture's real achievement though, is the warmth it brings to the music that animates the lives of these Afro-Cuban characters. show more

  • This is the kind of sophisticated storytelling you rarely get even in live-action movies any more, full of unexpected turns and unruly human complications. show more

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Nominated Animated Feature Film