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Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2015)

Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2015)

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Global phenomenon Paulo Coelho was not always the best-selling inspirational author he is today. For decades he searched for his calling, just like the allegorical heroes in spiritual classics The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage. Tracing his journey from humble roots to eventual emergence as the prolific author of 30 books that have sold over 165 million copies, This film reveals the most unbelievable wonder of all: the man behind the masterpieces.

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Cast

Júlio Andrade
as Paulo Coelho
Enrique Díaz
as Pedro Souza
Fabiana Gugli
as Christina Oiticicca
Fabiula Nascimento
as Lygia Souza
Ravel Andrade
as Young Paulo Coelho
Paz Vega
as Luiza
Lucci Fereira
as Raul Seixas
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Critic Reviews for Paulo Coelho's Best Story

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

The Paulo Coelho portrayed here is a selfish, reckless, immature, spoiled and deeply boring person.

July 31, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

A dramatically flat and tediously disjointed drama that comes across as a standard-issue, cliche-littered, struggling-writer-finds-fulfillment biopic that has been cut-and-pasted into borderline incoherence.

July 31, 2015 | Full Review…
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For all his tormented free-thinking, the protagonist never comes into focus.

July 30, 2015 | Full Review…

To be fair, dramatizing an author's process is never easy: Paulo bangs away on his typewriter, smokes, tosses pages.

July 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Coelho's writing may be "more [widely] translated than [Shakespeare's]," as the coda claims, but Paulo Coelho's Best Story never successfully pins down its subject's genius.

July 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, Paulo Coelho's Best Story runs one hour and 52 minutes, and while the pace is good, that's one hour and 52 minutes the viewers will never recover.

June 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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