Passionada is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband, a fisherman, died at sea. The widow's naive teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her...
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Passionada is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband, a fisherman, died at sea. The widow's naive teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her mother to date a British man who's new in town. The widow falls for the Brit, a professional gambler who pretends to be in the fishing business.Written by
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Charlie... what'd ya do forget your swimsuit?
Oh I was hopin' we could all go skinny dipping.
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The movie's website mentions "the sadness within" as being a rough translation for the title of one of the film's central love songs, the haunting and emotionally wrenching "Triste Sina".. The translated words, in fact, evoke the state of being that heroine Celia Amonte has made her way of life. And moving through the first few minutes of the story, one can empathize with her reluctance to step beyond the borders of a life that once was.. She was loved in great measure, after all, so it would seem a safer bet to live on in grief rather than pretend love of that depth can ever be felt again.. The tale of how she gradually brings herself to open up to do so, and how the man who seduces and awakens her also wakes up to his own responsibility and entanglement in her life, really pulled me in. I loved it, and loved all of these characters, even in broadly drawn moments. I just wanted them to be happy :).. The scene that sums up the film's title for me, is the night Celia prepares a meal for her new admirer, Charlie. The way that scene unfolds was as delicious and mouth-watering as I imagine the culinary offerings were ;).. The overall mood and atmosphere of it stayed with me long afterwards, which to me if the mark of a truly effecting story. Well done.
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