Bad Day to Go Fishing (Mal dia para pescar)

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Jacob van Oppen, a washed-up alcoholic who was the former strongest man on earth, and his crafty manager Orsini, make a good living by traveling around small South American towns, organizing wrestling exhibitions in run-down theaters. Once this oddball pair disembarks at the village of Santa Maria, business really kicks off: the local newspaper sponsors the fight, and helping hands placard posters announcing an open call for a worthy adversary. Ever so resourceful, Orsini has always known how to find the right combatant that will invariably lose against Jacob, but fishing in Santa Maria could lead to a bigger catch than he'd hoped for. --© Film Movement

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The film is a lopsided work that never truly keeps its focus.

Feb 10, 2011 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Bad Day to Go Fishing (Mal dia para pescar)


Quite a good movie with a solid performance from Gary Piquer. It's got a great soundtrack and great cinematography and some funny moments but the movie lacks focus. I'm not sure what the movie wanted to do half the time, even if I did enjoy it, and I don't think they milk the relationship between Jacob and Prince as much as they could. But it's a well made movie, not particularly memorable in any way but definitely good.

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