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Passionada Reviews

March 31, 2004
Goes down smoothly thanks to the trio of lead actors, whose enthusiasm and chemistry help make up for the routine filmmaking.
November 13, 2003
Lacks exactly what its title promises, passion, and any real Portuguese flavor.
September 12, 2003
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.
September 12, 2003
Despite its porn-movie title, this predictable and uninspired romantic drama fizzles like a wet squib.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 12, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 11, 2003
A feel-good romantic comedy without a shred of credibility.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 11, 2003
While the situations don't add up to a satisfying film, the characters are pleasing to watch.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 9, 2003
The clash between Ireland's art house aspirations and the obviousness of his choices ... is grating.
August 29, 2003
We feel surprising affection for these people from New Bedford, Mass.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2003
It's extremely likable and well done.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2003
A mild, but affectionate thumbs up.
August 17, 2003
Passionada has the relaxing beauty of a great summer vacation, the kind where you don't do anything particularly special but leave feeling recharged.
August 15, 2003
It's dappled with small pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2003
Ireland enables Passionada to transcend formula by keeping the emotions strong and grounding them in a bright, specific world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2003
A charming and luxurious romantic interlude.
August 15, 2003
The movie is full of annoying tics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2003
A charming love story for adults.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2003
Goes down easy.