The Man Who Copied (2005)



Critic Consensus: Though it has some nice moments, The Man Who Copied spins out of control by the second half and wears out its welcome.

Movie Info

Brazilian filmmaker Jorge Furtado makes his directorial debut with the romantic comedy Homen Que Copiava (The Man Who Copied). Andre (Lazaro Ramos) is a young man who likes to draw, but the only job he can get is making copies at a bookstore. His co-worker Marinez (Luana Piovani) tells him that she will only sleep with wealthy men, despite the fact that she's dating a poor salesman (Pedro Cardoso). Andre develops a crush on his neighbor Silvia (Leandra Leal), a young woman who works in a … More

Rating: R (for language and some brief nudity.)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jorge Furtado
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 16, 2005
TLA Releasing



as Silvia

as Marinês

as Cardoso

as Feitosa

as Bêbado

as Homem das dragas

as Cliente do supermerc...

as Gerente do supermerc...

as Guarda do Carro-fort...

as Antunes

as Caixa do supermercad...

as Cobrador do ônibus

as Atendente da loja

as Recepcionista do hot...

as Mulher da loja

as Garota na papelaria

as Paulo

as Dona Maria

as Sub-gerente do super...

as Caixa do supermercad...

as Vendedor da revenda

as Homem que dança

as Caixa do banco

as Office-boy

as Caixa da lotérica

as Homem no restaurante
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Critic Reviews for The Man Who Copied

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (20)

The Man Who Copied unfolds into a movie with a split personality, and the second half is no reproduction of the first.

Full Review… | July 7, 2005
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

This Brazilian film starts as a quirky romantic comedy before suddenly becoming a violent crime drama. It's a radical turn, so much so that it almost goes over a cliff.

Full Review… | June 30, 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Even after it loses its way, the movie suggests a world where anything can happen and no one -- certainly not the girl of one's dreams -- is quite who he or she seems to be.

Full Review… | June 24, 2005
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Remains never better than fair to middling pleasant.

Full Review… | June 3, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

This ambitious and sometimes entertaining Brazilian feature tries to pull off a tricky maneuver but doesn't quite get it done.

Full Review… | May 27, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Engagingly flawed.

Full Review… | April 28, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Man Who Copied

A lighthearted, charming, very Brazilian and thoroughly entertaining little gem.

Ina S

Super Reviewer


The Man Who Copied is a curiosity. It doesn't stick with a genre, and it's unclear to me if this is a fault or an asset. Jorge Furtado, the director, plays fast and loose with the story. He throws bits of this and that into the mix all of which adds up to an uncatogorizable film. Is it a thriller? A comedy? A romantic comedy? It's hard for me to even match this up with any other movie I've seen. I see this film as more of a sketch than an oiled machine, and yet, there's considerable depth to the story. (The story stuck with me for a while, and I spent some time discussing it with the friend I saw it with.) It's the depth, the incongruities that kept me thiking about it, that makes me like it. The Man Who Copied is anything but. It's an original.


its about money! money makes ppl do bad things like andre. andre is good to i wanted him 2 win. good movie w/ twists!

Lisa Shaw

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