• Released
  • February 21, 2000
  • R , 1 hr 33 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Comedy
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Bossa Nova Synopsis
A Brazilian (Antonio Fagundes) tries to win an American widow's (Amy Irving) heart.
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88

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The story is slender, but the Brazilian settings are exquisite and lilting tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim cast a spell over the entire...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Not only is Bossa Nova a lovely romance, but one can say, as one can about few films, that it is restorative as a vacation.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Isn't great. But I had fun watching.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
One of the most warmly beguiling romantic comedies the Southern Hemisphere has sent our way in ages.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The air smells sweet and there's a thrumming beat in Bossa Nova.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A breezy, elegant charmer of a movie.
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63

Miami Herald

Romantic comedy that softens your date into giving you that first kiss. It's not much more than that -- it's flawed and somewhat unfocused.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Does have a certain classy charm because of its upscale setting. One could wait for the video.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Like sitting on the beach under a cozy, warm afternoon sun. The view is beautiful, but not much is happening and soon you drift peacefully...
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45

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Bossa Nova has no beat.
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Rated R | For language and sexual content