Bossa Nova Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Bossa Nova the Movie

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Sexy romantic comedy set to the beat of sultry Brazil. Middleaged American widow Mary (Irivng) teaches English in Rio and catches the romantic eye of Pedro (Fagundes), an attorney who has been dumped by his wife. Meanwhile, Mary's soccer-playing pupil Acacio (Borges) is trying to become a teacher's pet before transferring his affections to Pedro's clerk Sharon (Antonelli), who just happens to be involved with Pedro's half-brother (Cardoso). And the romantic complications just keep building. Soundtrack is filled with the songs of bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Based on the novel "Miss Simpson" by Sergio Sant'Anna.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from Brazilian.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Rio, Dedicated Teachers, Soccer, Only the Lonely
Alexandre Machado, Fernanda Young
Amy Irving, Antonio Fagundes, Alexandre Borges, Debora Bloch, Pedro Cardoso, Alberto De Mendoza, Stephen Tobolowsky, Drica Moraes, Giovanna Antonelli, Rogerio Cardoso
Pascal Rabaud
Bruno Barreto
Eumir Deodato
Sony Pictures Classics

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