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So Normal (2003)

Os Normais: O Filme (original title)
Five years before the events in the television series take place, Rui and Vani meet and fall in love on the day of their respective wedding ceremonies - to different people, in the same church.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luiz Fernando Guimarães Luiz Fernando Guimarães ... Rui
Fernanda Torres ... Vani
Marisa Orth Marisa Orth ... Martha
Evandro Mesquita ... Sérgio
Emilio Pitta Emilio Pitta ... Padre Alencar
Tutuca ... Pai de Martha
Lupe Gigliotti Lupe Gigliotti ... Mãe de Sérgio
Fabiana Gugli ... Magricela (as Fabiana Guglielmetti)
Ana Baird Ana Baird ... Angela
Mário Schoemberger Mário Schoemberger ... Oficial do Navio (as Mario Schoemberger)
Antônio Destro Antônio Destro ... Cocheiro
Anderson Carvalho Anderson Carvalho ... Padrinho 1
André Falcão André Falcão ... Padrinho 2
Antônio Fragoso Antônio Fragoso ... Padrinho 3
Cláudio Cinti Cláudio Cinti ... Padrinho 4 (as Claudio Cinti)


The film shows the day when Rui and Vani first met. It was at their wedding (with other partners). Vani was going to marry Sérgio, and Rui would marry Marta in the same church, following Vani's marriage. While waiting for the ceremony, they begin to talk. Complications ensue. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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On the balcony, Vani rips the photo Sergio wrote on. In the next shot, she is holding it and then it disappears again in the following shot. See more »


Vani: Sérgio, Honey.
Sérgio: All that you want, Vani.
Vani: Go fuck yourself.
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Follows Normal People (2001) See more »


Os Normais
Written by Márcio Lomiranda
Performed by Márcio Lomiranda (as Lomiranda) and band
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Take care before going to watch it!
31 October 2003 | by BrazaSee all my reviews

I saw this movie yesterday because the movie I went to see was cancelled (a Russian movie in the SP International Film Festival). I saw part of the series on TV, series which I thought was not bad, sit-com typically Globo style.

Take care before going to watch this movie! Mainly because this movie is high (at least for now) rated 7.5 here on IMDB. Which is simply ridiculous!!!

First something is not a movie only because is played on the big screen. Os Normais is basically a poor TV episode stretched to fit 1.5 hour. People indeed were laughing, but they laugh when the main characters say words like f**k, dic*, son-of-a-******, etc. It is cheap laugh, they laugh on coincidences that are so ridiculous that you think that the writter (Fernadn Young) was on booze. The script is not laughable at all. Actors are good comedians (except for Marisa Orth, she is really bad), and make the movie a little better.

Technically the movie is horrible: the sound looks like coming from another planet other than actors mouths, the camera keeps doing Brazilian Soap-Opera shots, moving like an afraid rabbit, the photography is so poor that you don´t know when is day, when is night, when is anything. You can almost see the lights reflected everywhere. The colors are everything but the beautiful Rio-de-Janeiro. Brazilian TV directors are horrible, who knows how to translate poor mass-consumption things to poor people, put them in movies and this is the final result: Os Normais.

I don´t want to judge bad or good movies, because it depends for who. I think I can judge them technially speaking. But definitively this is not a more than 5/10 movie for IMDB standards. Don´t be fooled by brazilians nationalists that fill IMDB thinking that Cidade-de-Deus should have won an Oscar, that Carandiru will win in 2004, and than anything that comes from Brazil is excelent. The latests good brazilian movies was Central Station and Bus 174, that were pieces-of-art, the rest, some are ok (Cidade-de-Deus, Carandiru, Amarelo-Manga, Abril Despedaçado, O Bicho de 7 cabeças, etc.), and some are piece-of-garbadge (Os Normais, Apolonio Brasil, Lisbela e o Prisioneiro, O Auto-da-compadecida, etc.)

If is your style, if you spend more than 1 hours watching open-cahnnel in Brazil: go watch asap, you will have loads of fun, and don´t go if you like David Lynch, Eric Homer, Jim Jarmuch, Scorsese, Kubrick, Wes Anderson, Mullen, and the list goes on and on...

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24 October 2003 (Brazil) See more »

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