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Love In The Time Of Cholera

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 131 (May 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Hector Elizondo, Leiv Schreiber, Ana Claudia Talancon, Fernanda Montenegro, Unax Ugalde, Laura Harring & John Leguizamo

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features includes a 30-minute making-of featurette, 17 deleted/alternate scenes, an audio commentary track by Director Mike Newell, the original theatrical trailer, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1000036654
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Sexual content, nudity and brief language
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 138
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/18/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mike Newell
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Set at the turn of the 19th century in South America, the industrial revolution began causing overcrowding and poor living conditions in the cities. This story follows a young telegraph boy, Fiorentino Ariza (Ugalde, Bardem), as he falls in Love In The Time Of Cholera. As soon as Fiorentino sets his gaze on beautiful but shy Fermina Daza (Mezzogiorno), he falls hopelessly under her spell. Considered not suitable for marriage to his lovely daughter, Fermina's father (Leguizamo) arranges to have her sent away to the country, hoping time and distance will erase Fiorentino's memory altogether. For over 50 years, Fiorentino bides his time, waiting for his one true love to return to him. Based on the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. (Stacey Pendry)

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