Love in the Time of Cholera

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Love in the Time of Cholera
Based on a popular novel, this film is set in 19th century South America. A young man falls in love with a young woman, but her father disapproves and sends her away. She meets a doctor, and decides to marry him. Meanwhile, her heart-broken boyfriend spends his time practicing the art of love with any willing woman. Fifty years pass, and the doctor dies. Her old boyfriend pops up at his funeral, ready to continue his romance with the only woman he has ever loved... The critics complained that the adaptation from the novel was poorly done.

137 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Sex).
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

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Maybe I should just kill your dad...
Maybe I should just kill your dad...

Credits

Cast
Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Liev Schreiber, John Leguizamo, Fernanda Montenegro, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Unax Ugalde
Director
Mike Newell
ScreenplayRonald Harwood, from the novel by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
MusicAntonio Pinto
CinematographyAffonso Beato
EditingMick Audsley
Sound formatsDolby Digital EX, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byNew Line Cinema, Stone Village Pictures, Grosvenor Park Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageVery mild, infrequent
NudityMild, occasional
SexStrong, brief, high impact, frequent
ViolenceMild and infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Lara de Matos
5
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
10
Cape Times
Michael Phillips
10
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal quote iconThe 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.
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Jean Barker quote iconBut 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.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
8
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconMarquez’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.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe movie Love in the Time of Cholera is a misstep of nearly epic proportions.
8
ScreenIt
quote iconWhile 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.
6
Metacritic.com
29 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
96 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIn this case, the novel does not transfer well to the screen.
5

What the People say

Internet
1920 Netizens
13

Average .. 41%

8




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