The Other Side of the Street
The Other Side of the Street (2004)

Regina (Fernanda Montenegro) is a retired divorcée living in Rio de Janeiro. She's estranged from her only son and his family because he's invited his father to live with him. She's devoted to her dog, Betina, and occupies her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 4, 2004
DVD Release Date: July 19, 2005
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Other Side of the Street is full of the stillness, and silences, of a life that's been muted and shut down.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

[A] tough, sentimental Brazilian drama about two young souls distressed to find themselves in elderly bodies.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A geriatric love story.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A poignant little film that explores loss and new leases on life with intelligence and care.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The Other Side of the Street is more love story than thriller, with the mystery providing only slack tension and the December-December romance that ultimately develops between Regina and Camargo crackling with drama and sexual tension aplenty.

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Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

[These] could have been compelling characters, but The Other Side of the Street surrounds them with contrivance, and it quickly grows tedious.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

An appealingly quirky thriller from Brazil.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

A languid, delicate character study; the strengths of the film are found in the loving yet unsentimental portrayal of its two intensely troubled, carefully drawn protagonists.

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Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Succeeds in portraying seniors with sexual identities and desires, but fails on most other counts.

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