Chico & RitaThe movie centers on the couple of Chico, a young piano player with big dreams and Rita, a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas.
Critic Reviews of "Chico & Rita"
St. Louis Post-DispatchApril 06, 2012
When a place and its people are this stylish, we can't help but be drawn to them.
NewsdayMarch 16, 2012
"Chico & Rita" is that rare thing, a cartoon for adults, with a bittersweet take on love and fate and a romantic's view of the night.
Washington PostMarch 16, 2012
A pure delight, a keenly affecting, visually ravishing tale.
Los Angeles TimesMarch 08, 2012
A buttery rich animated tale of love, jazz, showbiz, fame and politics in the late '40s and early '50s that is as catchy as its tunes.
Boston GlobeMarch 01, 2012
When a soundtrack this fluidly elegant is married to trite dialogue, thin characterizations, and chockablock animation, it has to go down as a missed opportunity.
Detroit NewsFebruary 24, 2012
Presented in a wash of animated colors, this story of a hot-headed sexy Latina songstress and her jazz piano player takes on new life.
Times-PicayuneApril 13, 2012
A vivid and musical illustration of the transportive powers of cinema.
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)April 09, 2012
Brash and jazzy and -- to use a word not often associated with animated feature films -- sexy.
OregonianMarch 29, 2012
It's hot and sweet and made with inspiration and cheek. And it is not your children's animated fare -- which, in this case, is a recommendation.
Creative LoafingMarch 23, 2012
The animation is inventive and eye-popping everywhere except where it most matters: the design of the characters.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)March 21, 2012
The images and the music -- and for that matter the story -- seem to belong together to create the vibrant whole of the film.
Capital Times (Madison, WI)March 16, 2012
The movie works better if you sink into its milieu, enjoying the jazzy color schemes, the fluid animation and, above all, a dynamite soundtrack.
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Actors of "Chico & Rita"
Limara MenesesDescription: Limara Meneses is an actress, known for Chico & Rita (2010), El Benny (2006) and Oda a la Piña (2008).
Eman Xor OñaDescription: Eman Xor Oña is an actor, known for Chico & Rita (2010), Malas temporadas (2005) and Los dioses rotos (2008).
Mario GuerraDescription: Mario Guerra was born as Mario Francisco Guerra Ferrera. He is known for his work on Chico & Rita (2010), La obra del siglo (2015) and Un lugar limpio y bien iluminado (1991).
Renny ArozarenaDescription: Renny Arozarena is an actor, known for Chico & Rita (2010), El Benny (2006) and Entre ciclones (2003).
Blanca Rosa BlancoBirth date: 24 February 1972, CubaDescription: Blanca Rosa Blanco was born on February 24, 1972 in Cuba as Blanca Rosa Blanco Azcuy. She is an actress, known for Chico & Rita (2010), Juan de los muertos (2011) and Páginas del diario de Mauricio (2006).
Jackie de la NuezBirth date: 24 February 1972, CubaDescription: Jackie de la Nuez is an actress, known for Chico & Rita (2010), Los dioses rotos (2008) and La llamada (2008).
Rigoberto FerreraBirth date: 24 February 1972, CubaDescription: Rigoberto Ferrera is an actor, known for Chico & Rita (2010), Buena onda (1999) and Más vampiros en La Habana (2003).
Ken FormanBirth date: 24 February 1972, CubaDescription: Ken Forman is known for his work on Chico & Rita (2010), The Couple (2011) and Sick Sex (2008).
Ray GillonBirth date: 24 May 1957, Chiswick, London, England, UKDescription: Ray Gillon was born on May 24, 1957 in Chiswick, London, England as Ray McKinlay Gillon. He is known for his work on Perdita Durango (1997), El espinazo del diablo (2001) and Átame! (1989).
Steve HarperBirth date: 24 May 1957, Chiswick, London, England, UKDescription: Steve Harper is a TV writer, playwright & actor dedicated to exploring the impact of culture and metaphysics on every day life. Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island by a Catholic father and a mother obsessed with Stephen King and horror novels, Steve's writing work investigates how we navigate the world when invisible forces make themselves present. His work examines spirituality, sexuality, race, class and often deals with spirit creatures, mythical beings and powers beyond human understanding. A graduate of Yale, The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard and the playwriting program at Juilliard, Steve's plays have been workshopped / read and performed at L.A.'s Celebration Theatre, New York Stage and Film, Chicago's American Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, and Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.As an actor he's appeared on TV, film and onstage at The Guthrie, The Kennedy Center and in regional theatres around the country.Awards include the Artistic Achievement Award from the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, the Millennium Telly Award, the Le Compte du Nouy prize at Juilliard (two-time recipient), a MacDowell Colony National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and two Yaddo fellowships including the Skidmore Residency for Artists of Color.
Lenny MandelBirth date: 7 October 1946, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Lenny Mandel was born on October 7, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Leonard Jay Mandel. He is an actor, known for Chico & Rita (2010), Wilbur Falls (1998) and Totally Wong (2009). He has been married to Rochelle "Shelly" since September 3, 1972. They have one child.
Jorge RyanBirth date: 7 October 1946, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Jorge Ryan is an actor, known for Chico & Rita (2010), Amor vertical (1997) and Hacerse el sueco (2001).
Claudia ValdesBirth date: 7 October 1946, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Claudia Valdes is an actor, known for Chico & Rita (2010), La edad de la peseta (2006) and Los dioses rotos (2008).
Claudia ValdésBirth date: 7 October 1946, Brooklyn, New York, USADescription: Claudia Valdés is an actress and director, known for Chico & Rita (2010), La edad de la peseta (2006) and Lo mejor de presencia universitaria (1986).
Ashley AlbertBirth date: 1973Description: Ashley Albert was born in 1973 in Miami Shores, Florida. She is an American voice actress and singer who has done multiple voices throughout the course of her career. She was the voice of both Tiffany Blum-Deckler and Janet Barch for the MTV animated series Daria. The job of voicing Tiffany and Ms. Barch was Ashley's first major job in voiceover work. While voicing Tiffany and Mrs. Barch, Ashley was sometimes credited with the single names "Echo" and "Petunia" in the voiceover credits.She voiced Melissa Chowder, the host of Breathing World on Liberty City Free Radio in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Audrey, the DJ for Self-Actualization FM in The Ballad of Gay Tony. She appeared in TV shows such as Hey Joel, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Wrong Coast and Bubble Guppies. She also appeared in films such as Daria in 'Is It College Yet?, Merry F#%$in' Christmas, Epic, Chico & Rita, Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet? and Ice Age: Continental Drift.After leaving Daria, her focus switched to commercial voiceover work. She has voiced advertisements for Nutella, Skittles, Kraft, Payless Shoes and Gatorade. She also produced a short drama called Door Number Two in 2008.Albert is also a vocalist for the band "The Jimmies", a band that plays children's music. A creator of twitter jewelry for "Survival of the Hippest", and the co-owner of a shuffle board club in Brooklyn, "The Royal Palms".
Tracey AyerBirth date: 1973Description: Tracey Ayer is an actor and composer, known for Chico & Rita (2010) and Peoples of Israel (2014). He is married to Leigh Lafever Ayer. They have one child.
Carlos CabalBirth date: 1973Description: Carlos Cabal is an actor, known for Chico & Rita (2010).
Wendy DillonBirth date: 1973Description: Wendy Dillon is an actress, known for Osmosis Jones (2001), Chico & Rita (2010) and Grand Theft Auto V (2013).
Kathy FitzgeraldBirth date: 1973Description: Kathy Fitzgerald is an actress, known for The Producers (2005), The Next Three Days (2010) and Our Idiot Brother (2011).
Luis Alberto GarcíaBirth date: 1973Description: Luis Alberto García is an actor and director, known for Viva (2015), Perfecto amor equivocado (2004) and El elefante y la bicicleta (1994).
Mark Anthony HenryBirth date: 1973Description: Mark Anthony Henry is known for his work on Chico & Rita (2010), The Longest Journey (1999) and Rose by Any Other Name... (1997).
Kerin McCueBirth date: 1973Description: Kerin McCue is an actor, known for Hollywoodland (2006), Chico & Rita (2010) and Amelia (2009).
Miriam SocarrasBirth date: 1973Description: Miriam Socarras is an actress, known for Chico & Rita (2010), Reina y Rey (1994) and Amor vertical (1997).
Peter AppelBirth date: 19 October 1959, New York City, New York, USADescription: Peter Appel was born on October 19, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Léon (1994), Spider-Man (2002) and Sleepers (1996).
Jay BenedictBirth date: 11 April 1951, Burbank, California, USADescription: Jay Benedict was born on April 11, 1951 in Burbank, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Double Team (1997) and Victor Victoria (1982).
Luis Enrique CarreresBirth date: 11 April 1951, Burbank, California, USADescription: Luis Enrique Carreres is an actor, known for Chico & Rita (2010) and El misterio Galíndez (2003).
Aleida EnríquezBirth date: 11 April 1951, Burbank, California, USADescription: Aleida Enríquez is an actress, known for Chico & Rita (2010) and Lista de espera (2000).
Directors of "Chico & Rita"
Tono ErrandoDescription: Tono Errando is a director and writer, known for Chico & Rita (2010), Cautivados (1999) and La gran mentira del rock'n'roll (2002).
Javier MariscalDescription: Javier Mariscal is known for his work on Barcelona era una fiesta (Underground 1970-1983) (2010), The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) and Comedia...
Creators of "Chico & Rita"
Ignacio Martínez de PisónBirth date: 1960, Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Aragón, SpainDescription: Ignacio Martínez de Pisón was born in 1960 in Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain. He is a writer, known for Chico & Rita (2010), Las 13 rosas...
Fernando TruebaBirth date: 18 January 1955, Madrid, SpainDescription: Trueba studied Imagen at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Información, was cinema critic for the newspaper 'El País' and for 'La Guía del Ocio' an...