Lula, the Son of Brazil (2012)
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Lula, Son of Brazil is a richly produced, deeply moving story of the early years of Brazil's most beloved president, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula). Born into extreme poverty in 1945, Lula was guided by a strong mother (Gloria Pires) who faced overwhelming obstacles to raise her children with the drive and courage to live life without fear. Lula spent the better part of his childhood growing up just outside of Santos, Brazil. When he wasn't in school, he helped support the family. As a
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Glossing over such inconvenient facts as out-of-wedlock fatherhood, this unabashed encomium skimps on complexity and insight in the name of veneration.
Lula, Son of Brazil is proof that even charismatic political figures, in this case, Brazil's former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, can be felled by the requirements of the standard biopic genre.
With its $5 million budget, "Lula'' is said to be Brazil's most expensive movie yet. It's a shame the money wasn't better spent.
Long on hero worship and woefully short on insight, Lula: Son of Brazil oozes good intentions, but it wouldn't look out of place in a retrospective of early Soviet workerist cinema.
A conventional, rather shallow up-by-your-bootstraps drama, but with a difference.
Forget Son of Brazil: This syrupy origin story/biopic on the nation's beloved reformist president, whose second term ended in 2010, should be titled Mama's Boy.
Well-acted and mildly engaging, but too much melodrama and not enough compelling insight.
For most persons outside of Brazil, this will be a historically significant film with enough excitement to fill almost every minute of the 130-minute run time.
A resolutely apolitical biopic inspired more by "Coal Miner's Daughter" than the class struggle in Brazil. Despite this, it is still worth seeing for its commitment to the cause of the 99% in Brazil.
A biopicture about the formative early years of one of Brazil's most famous presidents whose muse and advocate was his beloved mother.
Only half-way through, the film loses momentum. Emotion gives way to stagey conventional pseudo-populism, with the human disappeared.
But da Silva comes across as such a nice and sensible guy that you're likely to crave the ego-driven rants or the paranoia running rampant in other political biopics
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