Love in the Time of Cholera R

How long would you wait for love?
Love in the Time of Cholera
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: March 18, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Closed Captioned - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Mike Newell - Director
    • Behind the Scenes: The Making of
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Deleted Scenes: with audio commentary by Editor Mick Audsley

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 110


User Ratings: 32,788
Sometimes you're watching a bad movie, and you're like, 'Well, I'm still entertained,' so I'm recommending it on that sort of level.
Ebert & Roeper
Nov 19, 2007
Rating: 1/4 -- Dull to the point of tedium, overlong and longwinded. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jul 5, 2019
Rating: 1/4 -- One can recognize the elements that made the book such a beloved work--and see how these elements are so completely botched in screen translation. Full Review
Dec 28, 2008
Rating: 4/10 -- A hodge-podge of histrionic, ridiculous scenes cobbled together with no build up. Full Review
Sep 3, 2008
Rating: 2/5 -- An extraordinary story, with a multinational cast of the highest quality that unexpectedly just does not just "materialize" and becomes a conventional film. [Full review in Spanish] Full Review
Rincón de cine
Mar 19, 2018
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Bardem's hypnotic presence, like that of an Easter Island statue come to life, is one of the film's many pleasures. As is its intimations of a love everlasting. Full Review
Philadelphia Inquirer
Nov 16, 2007
Film in the Time of Oprah is more like it. Full Review
Boston Phoenix
Aug 24, 2009

Product Description:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA straddles the line between pop and art, and manages to be both a bestseller and a literary masterpiece. With an excellent cast and a timeless story, Mike Newell's cinematic adaptation strives for that same balance. As a young man in 19th-century Colombia, Florentino Ariza (played primarily by Javier Bardem) falls in love with a beautiful woman named Fermina (Giovanna Mezzogiorno). But an overprotective father (John Leguizamo) and too much reality intrude on their romance, and Fermina marries a successful doctor, Juvenal Urbino (Benjamin Bratt). But a wedding ring--and the passing decades--aren't enough to dissuade Florentino from his love, even as he beds hundreds of women as he tries to get over his undying passion.

Screenwriter Ronald Harwood (THE PIANIST) distills Garcia Marquez's novel--which spans more than 50 years and almost 400 pages--into an accessible film. The basic element of the book--Florentino's love for Fermina--remains intact, and it's driven by yet another excellent performance from Bardem. Fans who were impressed by his masterly turn as a cold-blooded killer in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN will be pleasantly surprised that the Spanish actor can be just as adept playing a character driven by love. As in his previous work such as FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL and HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, director Mike Newell has assembled another fine cast that also includes Liev Schreiber, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Hector Elizondo.


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