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  • Summary: A struggling Brazilian lawyer (Fagundes) is surrounded by failed romance. Mary Ann (Irving) is an American English teacher still recovering from the loss of her husband two years earlier. Alone and unhappy, both have nearly given up hope of finding their lifelong soul-mate. (Sony Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Not only is Bossa Nova a lovely romance, but one can say, as one can about few films, that it is restorative as a vacation.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    Imagine a '30s screwball comedy played to a sensuous Brazilian beat and you're ready for Bossa Nova, a delightfully amusing romantic roundelay.
  3. The air smells sweet and there's a thrumming beat in Bossa Nova.
  4. 67
    May not carry great emotional or intellectual weight, but, in a slim and fetching way, it's peachy.
  5. Reviewed by: Donna Freydkin
    60
    Sort of like a Jennifer Lopez video: pretty to look at, easy on the ears, but ultimately completely vacuous and lackluster.
  6. Does have a certain classy charm because of its upscale setting. One could wait for the video.
  7. Unromantic, nonsexual and hellaciously dull.

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