06 September 2009

Amores Possíveis (2001) aka Possible Loves

Amores Possíveis (2001) aka Possible Loves

 

Director: Sandra Werneck
Scenario: Paulo Halm, Maya Werneck Da-Rin
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Year: 2001
Duration: 98 min
Rating: 7.2/10

Actors: Murilo Benício, Carolina Ferraz, Emílio de Melo, Beth Goulart, Irene Ravache, Alberto Szafran, Christine Fernandes, Silvia Helena, Luíza Mariani, Drica Moraes, Marcela Moura, Silvio Posato, Bemvindo Sequeira, Luciana Valério

Description:


Priča o moguća životna scenarija jednog Carlosa.
U jednom je napustio ženu i dijete i već tri godine živi sa momkom kojeg je upoznao igrajući fudbal.
U drugom čovijek u braku, sa svim blagodetima koje nosi društveno"prihvatljiv" čovjek. Jednom prilikom slučajno sreće curu za koju je prije 15 godina mislio da je žena njegovog života i sebe dovede u dilemu da li je zaista ispunjen čovjek. 
U trećem je razuzdani momak koji pokušava da nađe srodnu dušu preko agencije za upoznavanje. Dosadilo mu je da se svako jutro jutro budi pored druge žene, seksualno iživljen, ali emotivno prazan.
U sva tri scenarija Carlos ima najboljeg prijatelja, pedera Pedra.


U čijem životu biste najradije bili?. 
Pošto je ovo ipak gay blog većina će simpatisati Carlosa koji živi sa fudbalerom. Zgodan, lijep, sexy, muževan, zaljubljen i zbunjen. Malo mu se pobrkali lončići oko različitih ljubavi! Bivša supruga jeste žena njegovog života, ali to je ipak nedovoljno ako ti je suđeno da nađeš muškarca svog života. Biseksualnost kod muškaraca je zaista kompleksna stvar. Komplikovana, zbunjujuća i teška. Izlaz iz toga Bi momci traže na različite načine, najčešće stvarajući paralelne svjetove. U jednom je žena , a u drugom muškarac. Granica između njih je jasno definisana i skoro da je nemoguće imješati ih! Neki se opet upuštaju u seksualne avanture sa muškarcima bez upuštanja u bilo kakve emocije. Znaju da ako ih emocije prevare da mogu pasti sa te dvije stolice na koje sjede!


Sve moje najveće ljubavi pripadaju upravo ovoj bi kategoriji. Ne znam zašto je to tako! Naprosto klasični pederi me nikad nisu mnogo privlačili. Valjda zato jer mi je njihov način razmišljanja i života nekako dalek.


Uvijek su me više privlačili muškarci koji sami sebe zbune sopstvenim emocijama prema drugom muškarcu, naravno taj muškarac moram biti ja! Njihova ljubav je uvijek savršeno iskrena, jaka, i stabilna. Jedina stvar koja je opterećije je ta druga stolica koja nikako da se izmakne. Uvijek je tu neđe blizu mene opominjući me da ne zajebem drugome život.
Al kad nekog iskreno volite onda vam i nije teško da e naviknete na tu drugu stolicu!


Source: Eyeforfilm
Reviewed By: Amber Wilkinson


The premise of Possible Loves is so simple that I defy anyone not to be familiar with it. What would occur if just one event in time had turned out differently?
Carlos (Murilo Benicio) is waiting for his college girlfriend at a Rio de Janeiro cinema. The film interweaves what will happen to him 15 years hence, depending on whether she turns up or not (how anyone could possibly fail to turn up for the drop-dead gorgeous Benicio is beyond me).
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In the first strand, his date Julia (Carolina Ferraz) inexplicably fails to show and so he goes on to marry Maria (Irene Ravache) and settle into a tired and childless marriage, only to find a chance meeting with Julia rekindles old flames and makes him reassess his life.
In the second scenario, Julia does show and he goes on to wed and father a son with her, although by the time we catch up with him some 15 years on he has left her for male friend, Pedro (Emilio de Mello), whom he met at football practice. Much, however, remains unresolved and this storyline follows Carlos in his attempt to define his sexuality once and for all.
In the third and most engaging incidence, Julia fails to make the date and we hook up with him again as a thirtysomething, who has never left home and is still playing the field, like a student. He embarks upon a series of crazy attempts to meet Miss Perfect and, through a twist of fate, meets up with Julia, who in this reality is a slightly off-the-wall, ditzy artist. The question is, will he be able to commit?
Director Sandra Werneck carefully intertwines the threads in a convincing manner. This is no Sliding Doors - you won't find contrived situations where the various alternate realities pass by themselves - but like that film, it is engaging and likeable.


Benicio plays each of the subtly different Carloses superbly and is as adept at the role of a slightly stuffy accountant, as he is in party-animal and father mode. Ferraz, too, makes light work of the split personalities she has to adopt. Carlos's mother (Beth Goulart) is also outstanding, managing to be at once immensely likeable, yet still keeping an edge of superiority against which he must rebel.
The film does require you to suspend your disbelief. After all, it is unlikely that on the one hand you would come out as a homosexual, yet on the other be seemingly confident in your heterosexuality as to show no leanings in that direction. But this is a minor gripe.
Overall, a feelgood romantic comedy which, while not played for laughs, delivers several, and manages to be thought-provoking as well. It is a consummate piece of directing from a woman of whom I am sure we will hear a lot more of in the future.

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