Passionada (2003)



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A woman learning to trust men again finds herself falling for a man who may not be trustworthy in this romantic comedy. Celia Amonte (Sofia Milos) is a beautiful woman of Portuguese-American heritage who lost her husband, a fisherman, to an accident at sea. Eight years after his death, Celia remains loyal to her late husband's memory, even though her equally lovely teenage daughter, Vicky (Emmy Rossum), frequently encourages her to start dating again, and has even tried fixing Celia up with … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some sensuality and a conversation about drugs)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Jermanok, Stephen Jermanok, Jim Jermanok
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
Box Office: $0.5M
Samuel Goldwyn Films - Official Site


as Charles Beck

as Celia Amonte

as Vicky Amonte

as Angelica Amonte

as Daniel Rasuk

as Lois Rasuk

as Gianni Martinez

as Frankie the Pit Boss

as Security Guard No. 1

as Security Guard No. 2

as Russian Mobster No. ...

as Joseph Amonte

as Russian Mobster No. ...

as Mr. Jaron

as Father Emmanuel

as Blackjack Dealer

as Jersey

as Vicky's Asian Boyfri...

as Poker Dealer

as Yankee Bartender

as Cocktail Waitress

as Doctor

as Mrs. Rieger

as Deli Owner

as Dennis Rodman

as Roberto Saverines

as Anthony

as Portuguese Fisherman
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Critic Reviews for Passionada

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (19)

Goes down smoothly thanks to the trio of lead actors, whose enthusiasm and chemistry help make up for the routine filmmaking.

March 31, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Lacks exactly what its title promises, passion, and any real Portuguese flavor.

Full Review… | November 13, 2003
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Afraid to trust the strength of its simple story, it clutters it up with subplots, some of which seem to have been forgotten in the editing.

Full Review… | September 12, 2003
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Despite its porn-movie title, this predictable and uninspired romantic drama fizzles like a wet squib.

September 12, 2003
New York Post
Top Critic

Passionada is not as passionate as you may suspect. It's just a tender story about how opposites attract, and how much the nation is opening toward those who are different.

Full Review… | September 12, 2003
Miami Herald
Top Critic

A feel-good romantic comedy without a shred of credibility.

Full Review… | September 11, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Passionada

Nice little movie.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


A nice movie to watch if you can let your feelings of disbelief be put aside for a while. Actually, I kept thinking Penelope Cruz was in the role that Sofia Milos had.

Charles George

This movie wasn't something I would have normally watch. I was surprised how well written story and the acting was excellent. I would recommend as one of those movies to see on a rainy day.

Tony Cleek

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