Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
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Sonia Braga is a wonderful Brazilian actress, once again displaying her sensual side in this movie about a loving wife torn between her gigolo husband and a loving devoted husband.
I never get tired of watching this classic.
And if you haven't read the book. you must!
I would like to see this on DVD, then I would purchase a copy. I discovered Sonia Braga in this movie. She was demure, then glowing with repressed eroticism, very sexy and then naked with her two husbands. Definitely not for those who cannot deal with open expressions of multidimensions of the sensual - music, samba, touch, dance, food, color, pastels, alleys, crooked walls etcetera.
Someone said it is amateurish etcetera. Definitely not 21st century production values, but it is a work of art.
This is a terrific comedy about a woman whose first husband was fun, passionate & sexy, but a drunk, liar, cheat, con man, gambler, abusive and completely unreliable. He dies during carnival. As one of the characters says about him, there wasn't a single cause of death, rather his liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, in fact all of his body, gave out as a result of years of alcohol & partying 24/7. After an appropriate mourning period, a pharmacist begins courting the young widow. He is everything that her departed husband wasn't. He is older, sober, honest, well-to-do, very reliable... and passionless, un-sexy and a general stick-in-the-mud. Dona Flor marries him because he is a respectable, nice man who professes to love her. But her new marriage is extremely dull and she begins to recall her late husband and how passionate he was. In fact she recalls him so strongly that he reappears, but only to her. She is torn between her love and respect for her second husband and her passion for her first. Eventually she decides that she can have both.
This is a great film based on a great novel by Jorge Amado. The film immerses the viewer in mid-20th Century Brazilian culture as well as the storyline. In fact, much of the story line is about the cultural image that the Brazilian male has of himself. The myth of the American male is personified by John Wayne and the myth of the Brazilian male is personified by the "malandro" Vadinho, the first husband. Now, you have learned a Portuguese word. "malandro". See the film and you will truly understand it.Read more ›
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A wonderful movie that made Sonia Bragra an international star.Published 9 months ago by Daniel Osvaldo Murgo
I saw the movie 25 years ago and found it enjoyable. Was looking for it for years and just found it.Published 14 months ago by Donald Ritter
Wonderful film that let's the viewer use his/her imagination. I saw this film in the 1970's while living in South America and I decided I would like to see it again. Read morePublished on July 25, 2014 by Sandy
Movie is very funny. About a woman who falls head over heels in love with her husband after a very very satisfying night in bed! Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by virginia galindo
It's a beautiful erotic movie with a good sense of humor. Pure fun. Based on the book written by Jorge Leal Amado de Faria. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Irene
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