Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

DVD - 2008
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Florentino is a poetry-writing telegraph operator who lives in a Central American city. He spots the graceful Fermina while making his rounds, and finds himself in love. While Florentino's mother encourages the courtship, Fermina's father absolutely forbids it. Years pass, and the well-born Dr. Urbino treats Fermina for a case of cholera. When Urbino proposes, Fermina accepts. A distraught Florentino decides to wait. With the help of his uncle, he amasses wealth of his own. All the while, he drifts from woman to woman, never really finding what he is looking for in a woman. After five decades of waiting, he gets a second chance to win Fermina's heart.

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MovieWatch Sep 03, 2014

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."

multcolib_spanish Apr 30, 2014

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!

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erinsnest
Jan 25, 2014

must read the book first!

Vincent T Lombardo Jul 26, 2013

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

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aewilliams
Nov 07, 2012

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.

lasertravis Jan 06, 2012

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.

Absolutely beautiful

GOGETA1946 Jun 13, 2011

TOUCHING AND SAD. A CHICK FLICK FOR WHEN YOU FEEL YOU NEED A LITTLE CRY. OR JUST ENJOY THE GREAT ACTING.

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jmehninger
Dec 03, 2010

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.

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RipRogers
Jun 27, 2010

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

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jmehninger
Dec 03, 2010

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mbazal
Jun 26, 2010

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Jul 30, 2008

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mbazal
Jun 26, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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joseph
Jul 30, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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mbazal
Jun 26, 2010

A love triangle set in turn-of-the-century South America, where two lovers wait out careers, marriages, affairs and deaths until they can reunite.

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mbazal
Jun 26, 2010

"I am nothing. I will not heal. Not for all time. I'm struck by the lightening of love and burned beyond repair. She's a splinter that cannot be pulled out. She's part of me. Everywhere I go, everywhere she is." - Florentino Ariza

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