Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

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CIt's an expensive period piece that tries hard to duplicate the magic of the novel but simply fails to muster any special impact or appeal.
4/5Artfully couched in surreal absurdity, its ironies are designed to question the contradictions and weaknesses of entrenched traditions.
1/5sweeps across the big screen like a stifled yawn
Love in the Time of Cholera
1/5A movie of such boundless badness that it would take somebody with a Nobel Prize in literature to truly fathom the extent of its wretchedness.
2.5/4Would that Newell's visual panache were as robust as his understanding of the novel's romantic implications, but what the film lacks in brio it makes up for in reverence.
A-Seamlessly mixes campy comedy with sentimental romance: an epic film based on a Nobel Prize winner's novel.
Love in the Time of Cholera
2/4Marquez' material is endearing when read, but it can be embarrassing to watch.
C-Mike Newell's version of Gabriel Garcia Marquez highly acclaimed erotic novel is one of his worst films: listless, poorly mounted, badly scripted by Ronald Harwood, and weakly acted, even by such pros as Javier Bardem.
Weirdly proposing sexual excess as the cure for unrequited love, the film has sad sack protag Bardem drowning his sorrows in an endless round of quickies with 623 faceless babes in heat.
3/5Bardem, Elizondo, Bratt and Moreno bring enough to the banquet to make this feast worth sitting through, and best of all, make you want to read the book, Oprah endorsement or no.

Beloved book, lousy movie. He ages to 72, she stops at 35. He stays virile, she crumbles. He cries while having sex with 600 women. He’s the only stud in the country.
A decent shot at a complex work, but ultimately, the book is way more evocative than any film.
1/5This highly melodramatic screen version of the heralded 1985 novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a major disappointment.
Love in the Time of Cholera
7/10Hopeless romantics shouldn't have problems forgiving some of the foibles and faux pas made in the telling of the story.
1.5/4No one ever said adapting Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's densely layered 1998 novel for the screen would be easy, but given the level of talent involved the awful results are still a shock.
8/10Fantasy-filled and romantic, it's a faithful adaptation, blessed with equal amounts of humor, pathos and compassion.
Despite its temporal range, the biggest pratfall of the movie is its outdated aura. Newell gives us fabulous scenery and a classic narrative, but none of it becomes involving in the present.
It's the actors themselves who all too often feel out of place.
3.5/5worth seeing to experience the true power of everlasting love.
CIn the most incongruous mismatch of literature and movie treatment since Demi Moore in "The Scarlet Letter," a lyrical meditation on love, patience, devotion, loss, betrayal, and fever has been turned into a South American version of a Hugh Grant movie.
Love in the Time of Cholera

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Average Rating: 3.8/10
Both too literal and too thorough.
1.5/4It's the kind of motion picture that's crying out to be featured on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
2/5Doubtless it's an enormously daunting task to adapt a book at once so sweeping and internal, so swooningly romantic and philosophical, but it takes a lighter touch and a more expansive view than Newell and Harwood seem to bring.
1.5/4The overambitious script [tries] to hold onto too much of the sprawling novel.
It’s a well-crafted, handsome period piece, and pleasant to watch, but the intensity of an obsessional style is beyond [director] Newell’s range.
Love in the Time of Cholera
4/5When it belongs to a character played by Bardem, it's a treat, indeed.
Lush, extravagant, sad and touching, Love in the Time of Cholera still feels weirdly insubstantial when all the febrile passion has abated. Like a fever it breaks, passes and is forgotten.
2/4Newell has done some fine work in all sorts of genres, from Four Weddings and a Funeral to Harry Potter, but in Cholera he seems to be chronicling a half-century of events, passions and desires as a tourist, not a native.
2/4Though Love is a handsome production, it lacks the novel's distinctive blend of passionate intensity and fanciful whimsy.
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