but heartbreaking film.
Like some of the characters in it,
I am trying to reassure myself that everything will be OK
I guess it was naive of me to have hoped that
this modern day Romeo and Juliet
set in Ipanema and one of the favela's
(where the joys of life and the violence of death exist so closely)
could've ended up
"happily ever after".
I guess that was the romantic in me.
I am hurt,
and I am saddened
that this was
not the case.
Once Upon A Time In Rio
is a very powerful, moving drama
with great acting.