Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

A young man's passion for a seemingly unattainable woman lasts over five decades as he tries to woo her from a loveless marriage.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 16, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2008
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though beautifully filmed, the makers of Love in the Time of Cholera fail to transfer the novel's magic to the screen.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

It's all yodeling Shakira ballads and emotional shots of the would-be lovers staring at each other until their cheeks pale from exhaustion

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

[Actress Mezzogiorno] finds the story's emotion by resisting the tug of the movie into grandeur.

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Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly

You won't even be able to enjoy it for its set decoration, so numerous and egregious are the movie's miscalculations.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Sometimes you're watching a bad movie, and you're like, 'Well, I'm still entertained,' so I'm recommending it on that sort of level.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Bardem's hypnotic presence, like that of an Easter Island statue come to life, is one of the film's many pleasures. As is its intimations of a love everlasting.

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Rob Nelson
Boston Phoenix

Film in the Time of Oprah is more like it.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Mike Newell's handsome adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' novel looks lovely, but feels lifeless; the chemistry between the main characters just isn't there.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

There isn't an actor here who really connects.

Michael Dequina

One can recognize the elements that made the book such a beloved work--and see how these elements are so completely botched in screen translation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A man obsesses/loves a woman over the course of fifty-three years. In this adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's lush novel, I could easily tell the… More
Wahida K
Love is a very weird thing.
Lady D'arbanville
A sort of tragic love tale of sorts, a long film, but as with most Javier Bardem films, there is a great quality to them. Whilst the storyline itself was a… More
Red Lats
You would think this movie would work. Florentino finds his soul mate (Fermina) while just a kid, but her father will not bless the marriage, so Florentino… More
Emile Tremblay
Interesting movie, with good acting. <br/><br />Has some memorable scenes. <br/><br />Love in the Time of Cholera is a good movie,… More
Mason Williams
Love in the Time of Cholera is a very nice drama/romance. The story spands fifty years between two people. During this time they are in love but are unable to… More

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