Chico & Rita (2010)

Chico & Rita (2010)

Directed by: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba

Starring: Limara Meneses, Eman Xor Oña, Mario Guerra

I did not like this movie. Pretty much at all. The characters are unlikable and their actions seem completely incomprehensible to me, and also the animation looked kinda shitty. It was obviously rotoscoped into Flash, and the end result is neither really stylized or all that great. Also, there’s a bunch of boobies in there for no reason other than they realized nobody would stay for the whole thing without some cartoon T&A. And that’s pretty sad.

Chico & Rita is about two soft jazz musicians from Cuba, Chico and Rita, who fall in love but who also hate each other and go out with a lot of other people. They both become very successful in their fields (pianism and singing. Pianism is a word, right?) and forty years later they finally get back together and live happily ever after.

I really just didn’t enjoy any part of this film. It felt directionless, and though it was entirely reliant on our two main characters, I couldn’t relate to or even understand either of their motivations throughout the whole thing. They’re constantly getting together and breaking apart, sometimes because of bad decisions, but sometimes just because… they did. I think I have a fairly decent understanding of a lot of human interaction (even if I myself am fucking terrible at sustaining them), and I’m just gonna say that these people didn’t seem real to me at all. I guess it could be a cultural difference thing. I dunno, I’m not GOD or anything. Though… MAYBE I AMMMM!!! AHHHH HAHAHAHAHA I have no idea where that came from, I’m sorry.

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