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Chico & Rita (2010)

Not Rated | | Animation, Crime, Drama | 19 November 2010 (UK)
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Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Limara Meneses Limara Meneses ... Rita (voice)
Eman Xor Oña Eman Xor Oña ... Chico (voice)
Mario Guerra Mario Guerra ... Ramón (voice)
Jon Adams Jon Adams ... (voice)
Renny Arozarena Renny Arozarena ... (voice)
Blanca Rosa Blanco Blanca Rosa Blanco ... (voice)
Jackie de la Nuez Jackie de la Nuez ... (voice) (as Jakie de la Nuez)
Rigoberto Ferrera Rigoberto Ferrera ... (voice)
Ken Forman ... (voice)
Ray Gillon Ray Gillon ... (voice)
Steve Harper ... (voice) (as Michael Harper)
Lenny Mandel ... Ron (voice)
Jorge Ryan Jorge Ryan ... (voice)
Claudia Valdes Claudia Valdes ... (voice) (as Claudia Valdés)
Claudia Valdés Claudia Valdés ... (voice)
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Storyline

Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. Written by Anonymous

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Almost Unimaginably Rich and Resonant! See more »


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Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

Spanish | English | French

Release Date:

19 November 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Chico i Rita See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,654, 12 February 2012

Gross USA:

$350,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,347,919
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first Spanish animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. See more »

Goofs

The poster for "Vertigo" in Paris has "D'entre Nos Mortes" on it rather than "Morts". This is the title of the source novel, sometimes featured on the poster in France, but the title was "Sueurs Froides". See more »

Quotes

Ramón: That's Chico. Unknown, but he's the hottest piano player in Cuba.
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A Bebo. See more »


Soundtracks

Tema de Rita (A Mayra)
Written and Performed by Bebo Valdés
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Really likable, little, animated film.
15 February 2012 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is a movie done not by any big animation studios but it's a British and Spanish animated co-production instead. This means that the movie already has an unique style of its own, that works out as something fresh and quite charming.

What I foremost liked about this movie that it got buildup and approached like an actual movie. The camera handling, the way the animated characters 'act', really, this movie might just as well had been a life action movie and things would had been exactly the same.

Except for its look of course. The movie has a real pleasant and bright look over it. Its for most part set on Cuba and you really feel its special atmosphere, while watching this movie. Besides, the animation might not look photo-realistic, the backgrounds are still often really great looking and so is the way all of the characters move and show expressions. It really is a truly great movie from an animation perspective.

But also story-wise this is a great, sweet little movie. It's a romantic one, that involves a love story between 2 musicians, the one a singer the other a piano player. You can tell they fit well together and also should be together but due to many different circumstances they often loose track of each other and end up living their own lives and have their own musical careers, while still running into each other, every now and then.

It all is being supported by some fine jazz music and if you are a jazz lover, this movie is already an absolute must-see for you! And no, I myself am not even a jazz lover but I could still really appreciate the music in this movie and what it did for its story and overall atmosphere.

It's also most definitely a movie for adults only. And not just because the movie features some nudity and a pretty graphic sex scene in it but also simply because of its story and the way its getting told. Like I said, it's just being like a life action movie with its approach, so don't simply let the fact that its animated scare you off. This just simply is a great movie, that deserves to be seen by more.

This in short is a surprisingly good animated movie, with a sweet little story in at and a great overall style and atmosphere to it!

8/10

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