O Homem Que Copiava (The Man Who Copied)
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O Homem Que Copiava (The Man Who Copied)
Andre is 20 years old and has never finished high school. He is a photocopier operator at J. Gomide bookstore and stationer's, in the Fourth District, a working class neighborhood in Porto Alegre, south Brazil. He lives with his mother. He likes drawing and he likes Sílvia. Andre desperately needs $38. Sílvia is 18. She goes to night school and during the day she is a shop assistant in a women's clothes store. She lives with her father, she likes reading and is not too crazy about figs. Sílvia has a date at the top of the Corcovado mountain, in Rio, and she cannot miss it. Marines… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Man Who Copied unfolds into a movie with a split personality, and the second half is no reproduction of the first."
‑ Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News
"It takes a lot of wit and heart to make an engaging and ferociously funny movie out of a dull dead end job. But Brazilian director Jorge Furtado pulls it off nicely."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"The tone shifts from a quiet little love story to a caper film, which doesn't exactly fit together but both halves of the movie are entertaining."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"Furtado's sense of irony is a little bit on the obvious side, but at least it strengthens the film's underlying message."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"An unconventional romance...a complex crime movie, and a jaunty comedy...few will leave this stylish, adventurous film wanting for entertainment."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"This Brazilian film starts as a quirky romantic comedy before suddenly becoming a violent crime drama. It's a radical turn, so much so that it almost goes over a cliff."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Ultimately produces a ragged facsimile of film noir clichés."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"The script's shifts of tone are never smoothly melded, and the lethargic pacing drags the story out mercilessly."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Though South American in origin, The Man Who Copied has a universal feel that, language notwithstanding, could be from anywhere."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A major letdown."
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
"Even after it loses its way, the movie suggests a world where anything can happen and no one -- certainly not the girl of one's dreams -- is quite who he or she seems to be."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"has enough heart to make most hopeless romantics weep with joy."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The Brazilian romantic comedy careens down such an elaborately entertaining route that I hesitate to call it a romantic comedy. It's funny all the way, but romance doesn't enter the picture until the picture is almost over."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Don't let the unwieldy title throw you - The Man Who Copied is unusual, deft and (mostly) delightful"
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"utterly fresh and appealing from start to finish"
‑ Jay Antani, Los Angeles Alternative
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