• Paukzen

    ★★★ Watched by Paukzen 18 Sep, 2011

    Strehler

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  • Tom Morton

    ★★★½ Watched by Tom Morton 24 Mar, 2015

    30 Countries in 30 Days #25: Spain

    A colourful romance set against the Cuban jazz scene of the 1940s, Chico & Rita recreates the vibrant atmosphere of the era through animation. I've seen some criticism of the art style (here and elsewhere) but I thought it did a great job of conveying the improvisation and liveliness of the soundtrack, and I appreciated the attempt to do something different. It's not always perfect - some scenes are gorgeous, but others look cheap,…

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  • ehrmantraut

    ★★★★ Watched by ehrmantraut 21 Mar, 2015 2

    Film #19 of Ehrmantraut Goes Global. March Around The World 2015 challenge

    Country: Spain

    The heartfelt story of Chico the Pianoplayer and Rita the Singer, and the journey they take together. Both romantically (good times and bad) and geographically as their music-careers takes them From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas.

    I love the opening scene. Chico (now old) is listening to "Yesterdays Melodies" on "Radio Progresso":)
    As he his pooring rum and gazing at Havana City…

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  • Gonçalo

    ★½ Watched by Gonçalo 20 Mar, 2015

    An ordinary love story told in the form of an animated movie. I can't understand the nomination for best animated movie at the oscars.

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  • Zach Evans

    ★★★½ Watched by Zach Evans 16 Mar, 2015

    It's a nice, breezy sort of star crossed lovers story. The animation is pretty interesting, with the flat, blobby characters standing out against the lush watercolor backgrounds. Good to watch on a lazy Monday morning.

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  • Sam

    ★★★★ Watched by Sam 16 Mar, 2015

    Just lovely.

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  • JoseIgnacioWert

    ★★★ Added by JoseIgnacioWert

    Trueba y Mariscal –junto al generalmente omitido Tono Errando- se metieron al mundo en el bolsillo con esta sugerente cinta de animación. El trazo del creador de Cobi resplandece sobre la pantalla, y la historia tiene cierto interés, por más que resulte algo estirada en forma de largometraje. Por no hablar de la música.

    Una cinta sobrevalorada, pero disfrutable.

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  • Marina Rossi

    ★★★½ Watched by Marina Rossi 07 Mar, 2015

    March Around The World 2015 – film #6, country: Spain

    Chico & Rita is about love and music, and everything in between. The art style is fresh and beautiful, and the ink strokes flow on the screen like a dance. Their story begins in Havana, then grow apart in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Paris. The colours of the love story are Mediterranean-like: pleasure, passion, jealousy, melancholy, inspiration, rhythm. The music is gorgeous. The main characters are a bit…

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  • Liz Ennis

    ★★★½ Watched by Liz Ennis 07 Mar, 2015

    The music in this movie is the star. A story about jazz musicians in pre-Castro Cuba, it's a love story about musicians but also the music. The story is relatively predictable but it's a sweet story and the animation is colorful and matches the mood. It's a story you've seen before presented in a very different way.

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  • Adam Bolden

    ★★★★½ Watched by Adam Bolden 07 Jan, 2013

    Set in Cuba during the 1940s, Chico & Rita tells the tale of a piano player named Chico (Eman Xor Oña) and a singer named Rita (Limara Meneses) whose lives cross back and forth as they make their way through the world. It's a beautifully animated film with a lot of great music and plenty of romance to go around.

    The story follows Chico a bit more so than Rita, but both are dealt with elegantly. They both start out as…

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  • alina_hernandez

    ★★½ Watched by alina_hernandez 15 Feb, 2015

    Historia de amor y separación genérica, pero está bien padre ver La Habana con un tipo de animación "profunda", al estilo Los Simpson: La Película. Y Rita sí le anda peleando el trono a Jessica Rabbit.

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  • Cinematic Justice

    ★★ Watched by Cinematic Justice 14 Feb, 2015

    I appreciated that this was a mature film, and the rather distinct setting of Cuba right before and during the beginning of Fidel Castro's rise to power certainly added quite a bit. But I just never really connected with the characters or story and if you ask me it's one of the weaker films even in the "what happened?" black hole of 2011 animated films.

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