How long would you wait for love?
Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Liev Schreiber, John Leguizamo, Fernanda Montenegro, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Unax Ugalde
|Screenplay||Ronald Harwood, from the novel by Gabriel Garcia Márquez|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital EX, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||New Line Cinema, Stone Village Pictures, Grosvenor Park Media|
|Language||Very mild, infrequent|
|Sex||Strong, brief, high impact, frequent|
|Violence||Mild and infrequent|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Lara de Matos
Rebekah Kendal The film is not particularly bad — and those who have absolutely no interest whatsoever in literature may even enjoy it — but it is a poor interpretation of or substitute for Marquez's novel.
Jean Barker But sweeping as the setting is and much as the filmmakers and actors have tried their best, Love in the Time of Cholera ends up being so achingly boring that it almost becomes... poignant in its emptiness.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Jason Anderson Marquez’s florid, fluid prose would stymie the efforts of the most intrepid filmmaker but this adaptation has a particular poverty of grace. If not for Bardem’s wily charm, watching it would be less fun than spending six months in quarantine.
James Berardinelli The movie Love in the Time of Cholera is a misstep of nearly epic proportions.
While Love in the Time of Cholera won't likely induce the physical reaction normally associated with that nasty, titular bug, it may just render any viewers subjected to it unconscious due to boredom.
Tomatometer In this case, the novel does not transfer well to the screen.
What the People say
Average .. 41%