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Casa Grande2014

  • 3.7
  • passes the bechdel test
Coming-of-age as rude awakening: one high school senior's dawning sexuality is shadowed by the discovery of his upper-class family's looming financial ruin. Polished and penetrating, CASA GRANDE renders a sharp social canvas of contemporary Brazil through the eyes of young Jean, who struggles with newfound knowledge of his racial and class privilege even as his parents, a failed hedge-fund baron and his sheltered wife, grasp at straws merely to survive. An international audience favorite, CASA GRANDE has stirred lively, searching discussion among Brazilians of the often repressed realities of stubborn racial bias and stark income inequality.

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It' s always very interesting to know how life is in other countries and compare. especially in Brazil, which is one my favorites. Rich, poor people, social classes clash, favelas, casa grande, etc, very charming!

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It' s always very interesting to know how life is in other countries and compare. especially in Brazil, which is one my favorites. Rich, poor people, social classes clash, favelas, casa grande, etc, very charming!

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"Casa Grande" is really Casa Empty, and when all the lights go out at the start of the film, the best part's over. There are no distinguished performances in the movie, there is no cinematic artistry; and if you're looking for anthropology, a travelogue or, better, Brazilian news on the Internet will serve you better.

I loved this film. It reminds me of living in Brazil and working with rich kids while living among the rest of the povo.

a little slow

Very honest depiction. I liked it a lot!