Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova (2000)

Recalling late period films from Francois Truffaut and American 1930s screwball comedies, Bruno Barreto directs this elegant romantic comedy set in Brazil. Mary Ann Simpson (Amy Irving) is a middle-aged American widow teaching English in… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 3, 2000
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

A splashy, slick, tuneful, rigorously old-fashioned romantic comedy.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... an homage to Truffaut's early romantic comedies buoyed by a soundtrack replete with Jobim tunes

Jorge Avila Andrade

La cadencia y el romance generado por la propia naturaleza de la música hace de Bossa Nova un romance de altura, de gran madurez y sumamente elegante

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

Some strands play out a little more successfully than others, but Bossa Nova is overall a small, sweet movie steeped in affairs of the heart.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An enchanting testimony to Oscar Wilde's view: love does bring warmth and richness to life.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A breezy confection of Brazilian pop.

Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

[Barreto] finds the right tone for every scene, be it light or heavy, funny or dramatic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Ina S
It's hardly like me to give such good ratings to romantic films, but for anyone who loves Rio and Brazil this must be the quintessential love film. Funny,… More