O Auto da Compadecida (A Dog's Will) (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

O Auto da Compadecida (A Dog's Will) (2000)

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This fanciful fantasy from Brazil (which was adapted from a play that previously inspired a top-rated Brazilian TV series) follows two poor but resourceful young men, Jack the Cricket (Matheus Nachtergaele) and Chico (Selton Mello), on their adventures. Looking for work, Jack and Chico get a job at a bakery, where the mean-spirited owner feeds them food so awful that when they give it to a dog, it kills the poor animal, leading the boys to fast-talk a priest into giving the dog a funeral mass. Later on down the road, shy Chico falls in love with beautiful Rosinha, whose father is the town's wealthiest citizen. While Chico is too timid to approach her, Jack is able to fool Rosinha's boyfriends into leaving town, leaving the field open for his friend. And finally, a gang of ruthless criminals invades the town and goes on a murder spree, with Jack gunned down alongside many of the town's most prominent citizens. As Chico buries his friend, Jack matches wits in the next world with the Devil (Luis Melo), persuading the Virgin Mary (Fernanda Montenegro) to put in a good word for himself and his friends to Jesus. O Auto Da Compadecida proved to be a box-office sensation in Brazil, where it has become the nation's top-grossing homegrown feature. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Matheus Nachtergaele
as Jack The Cricket
Luis Melo
as Devil
Fernanda Montenegro
as Virgin Mary
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½

Divertido e emocionante filme. Roteiro inteligente e Ã"timas atuações.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Extremely funny! My favorite Brazilian movie ever. Don't know how was it translated to English, but in Portuguese it's like one of the best scripts I've ever seen. Matheus Nachtergaele and Selton Mello are the best!

Bruna Bordoni
Bruna Bordoni

One of my favorite Brazilian movies. Matheus Nachtergaele and Selton Mello did a terrific job together. The movie is funny, colorful, engaging and has a little bit of culture from the northeast of Brazil. Definitely a must watch movie.

Bruno Lot
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