Love For Sale: Suely in the Sky (O Ceu de Suely)
Love For Sale: Suely in the Sky (O Ceu de Suely) (2007)

After two years of living in So Paulo, Hermila returns to her village in northeastern Brazil with her newborn son, anxiously awaiting the arrival of her husband. Time passes slowly and the wait becomes an even heavier burden as she begins… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 26, 2008
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter

...a well-observed slice of social realist cinema.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The steamy Brazilian drama Love for Sale takes a timeworn Hollywood premise -- down-on-her-luck woman turns hooker to survive -- and gives it an enthralling new twist.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Yet another addition to that deplorable male fantasy on screen, namely that prostitution is a primary path to female empowerment and liberation.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Pacing is a problem with Love For Sale, but meaning never is.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Love for Sale has a deep sympathy for sexual free spirits in a rigid macho society.

Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

In the end, the story feels a little thin and we never feel like we've gotten close to Hermila, but then she's someone who doesn't seem willing to reveal all to anyone so maybe Ainouz' tone is a good fit for the film.

John Anderson
Newsday

Guedes is electrifying, and so un-Hollywood you have to cheer for the continuing health of Brazilian cinema.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

The story's one-note -- once you know the title, you pretty much get the gist.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Gripping. Proves that subtlety is yet another of this fine filmmaker's strengths.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
I saw this with English subtitles. I did not find it outstanding, but worth watching. Is it a comment on the few choices a Brazilian woman has - especially… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Love for Sale" starts with Hermila(Hermila Guedes) returning to her hometown of Iguatu from Sao Paulo with her newborn son but… More