Sunday, 7 September 2014

Freeview film of the day : sunday 7th of September

Chico & Rita (2010 89min.) [BBC4 10.30pm]
Freeview premiere

Animated 1940s-set romantic musical about a philandering Havana jazz pianist and his talented singer girlfriend who travel the world to crack the big time.

Gorgeous to look at and with a cracking soundtrack of post-war jazz and Cuban rhythms the film is let down slightly by lapses in the screenplay and some less than state of the art animation (especially when the characters are required to express emotion).

However, it's packed with good things, moves along at a storming pace and is a riot of colour and sound.

Recommended with the proviso that it's an adult film and despite being an animated love story there are scenes which mean it's not suitable for all the family!
(It was released in the UK with a 15 certificate)

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