Love in the Time of Cholera

(DVD - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Love in the Time of Cholera
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Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.
Statement of Responsibility: New Line Cinema presents ; a Stone Village Pictures production ; in association with Grosvenor Park Media ; directed by Mike Newell ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; produced by Scott Steindorff
Title: Love in the time of cholera
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : New Line Home Entertainment, c2008
Edition: Widescreen format
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the novel: El amor en los tiempos del cólera / by Gabriel García Marquez
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
Special features: optional audio commentary by Newell; "The making of 'Love in the time of cholera'" featurette (30 min.); 17 deleted scenes (18 min. total), with optional audio commentary by Audsley; theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Credits: Director of photography, Affonso Beato ; editor, Mick Audsley ; music by Antonio Pinto ; original songs by Shakira.
Performers: Benjamin Bratt, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Javier Bardem, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Hector Elizondo, Liev Schreiber, Ana Claudia Talancón, Fernanda Montenegro, Unax Ugalde, Laura Harring, John Leguizamo.
Summary: Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.
Audience: MPAA rating Rated R for sexual contentnudity and brief language
System Details: DVD ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround or Dolby digital 2.0 stereo. surround
Other Language: Soundtrack In English, with subtitles in English and Spanish ; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Love Colombia Drama Man-woman relationships Colombia Drama Colombia Drama Love South America Drama Man-woman relationship South America Drama South America Drama
Genre/Form: Romance films
Historical films
Fiction films
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Topical Term: Love
Man-woman relationships
Man-woman relationship
Publisher No: 1000036654
ISBN: 0780680138
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE L
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Sep 03, 2014
  • MovieWatch rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One cannot get enough of this beautiful love story filmed in Columbia. One however may also find Javier Bardem's character "Florentino" nothing more than a poor soul filled with delusion, obsession and infatuation about Femina as played by Giovanna Mezzogiorno. I personally enjoyed "Love in the time of Cholera."

Guionista sudafricano Ronald Harwood logra adaptar esta gran novela a la pantalla en 2007. Dirigida por Mike Newell, con la actuación de Javier Bardem, y música original compuesta por la vocalista Shakira. Si les gustó la película, ¡lean el libro!

must read the book first!

Jul 26, 2013
  • Vincent T Lombardo rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

All of the performances are terrible, stilted and wooden. I gave up on this movie halfway through.

One of my favorite books, but the movie is terrible. It should have been done in Spanish, and even the producers say that on the behind the scenes. The actors just don't pull it off. The magic of the book and the intensity of the romance is not captured.

Jan 06, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Very pretty scenery. Beyond that, not much to get behind in this long, boring romantic drama. I guess the acting was pretty good, but the story was awful. Throw in a geriatric sex scene and you have one of the worst romantic dramas I have ever seen.

Jul 25, 2011
  • Carine_Dominique_Lavoie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely beautiful

Jun 13, 2011
  • GOGETA1946 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.


Dec 03, 2010
  • jmehninger rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If you have read and loved the book, you realize that it is extremely difficult to turn into a movie.
In order to enjoy this movie (and I think it is definitely worth watching) I suggest that you first watch "the making of the movie". I really wish I had done that, because I would have gotten so much more out of it.
Apparently Garcia Marquez approved of the movie and personally I think the critics came down on it way too hard, but again: Come to it with an open mind and expect it to be different from the book.

Jun 27, 2010
  • RipRogers rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It's a good show. Need patience, though. Its a life story. Enjoyable.

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Dec 03, 2010
  • jmehninger rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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