Chico and Rita details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Mario Guerra, Lenny Mandel, Limara Meneses, Eman Xor Oņa|
|Directors:||Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba|
|Genres:||Animated, Drama, Romance, World Cinema|
|Studio:||Magic Light Pictures|
|Collections:||Hidden Gems, Just Arrived, May - Drama, May New Release, Our Instant Picks, Spring 2011 Releases|
Chico and Rita
|1hr 29 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
Most helpful review
Average story, sweet musicBy itstinks (703 reviews) from North of Reading , 16 May 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]The story is fairly cliched but music is great.
The animation is smooth but seems to feel too clean and doesn't really give the sense of Cuba or New York.
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Different and charmingBy a customer , 03 Sep 2011Charming , good music with an OK story . Different and interesting but dont expect quality visuals . simple and easy to watch and good run length
FEEL THE HEATBy a customer , 31 Aug 2011Very good artwork and animation.The characters seemed very real and the story absorbing. Beautifully done. Loved it as a story and the music was well chosen.
Great musicBy a customer , 13 Aug 2011My rating is based on the music, which I thought was great. The storyline was a bit limp but I would watch it again just for the music content.
Amazing soundtrackBy Reenita (5 reviews) , 10 Aug 2011I knew beforehand the storyline of the movie and you can guess what is going to happen while you're watching it. It's quite predictible but the magic lies on the graphics and the soundtrack. It's very well finished, looks like the objects are coming out the screen and you feel like dancing with the characters. Highly recommended!
See this love story now!By EwanW (3 reviews) , 10 Aug 2011This is a beautiful film. Utterly stunning. Wonderfully written, a fantastic soundtrack with believable characters that manages to be set in a politically charged timeline without bashing you over the head with a 'message'.
I really hope this film gets an American distributor very soon because as it stands this masterpiece is still not eligible for the Oscars. It deserves to be nominated in the best film category definitely. Will it ever be? Doubt it.
The story takes place over such a long period of time and incorporates music into its style so much that animation was probably the only way to effectively tell this story without distracting, Benjamin Button style, make up to age the actors.
This is not a film in which you are constantly wondering what the conclusion of the story will be. Instead the best method of viewing is simply to lie back and let the gorgeous visuals wash over you.
Watch it, tell your friends (especially if your friends are American distributors)