Love For Sale: Suely in the Sky (O Ceu de Suely)
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Love For Sale: Suely in the Sky (O Ceu de Suely)
After two years of living in São 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 to realize that she's been abandoned. Her distress increases as she renews a relationship with an old boyfriend before deciding that she doesn't want to relive the past. Determined to raise enough money to escape her stifling hometown, she comes up with an unlikely prize to raffle off--one conceived during her chats with newfound friend and local… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...a well-observed slice of social realist cinema."
‑ Richard James Havis, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Yet another addition to that deplorable male fantasy on screen, namely that prostitution is a primary path to female empowerment and liberation."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Love for Sale is a small film, but is one with a big heart."
‑ Pam Grady, Reel.com
"A feisty single parent's startling plan to pull herself out of poverty by moving to another city."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Pacing is a problem with Love For Sale, but meaning never is."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Love for Sale has a deep sympathy for sexual free spirits in a rigid macho society."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"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."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"Ainouz obviously knows his turf, and is in full control of the material and his actors."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Os quadros compostos por Aïnouz freqüentemente revelam um cuidado que transcende a estética, preocupando-se principalmente com o significado das composições ou mesmo com a sensação pura e simples transmitida ao espectador."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Guedes is electrifying, and so un-Hollywood you have to cheer for the continuing health of Brazilian cinema."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"The story's one-note -- once you know the title, you pretty much get the gist."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Gripping. Proves that subtlety is yet another of this fine filmmaker's strengths."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Gives a whole new meaning to the word 'Powerball.'"
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Aïnouz is deeply but unpretentiously attuned to the rhythms of small-town living."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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