Saturday, August 24, 2013

Film: Didi Quer Ser Crianca

Summary:


"Didi (Renato Aragão) is employed by a small candy factory, the Cosmas and Damian, owned by His Tiao (Elias Gleizer). Suddenly, the owner discovers that candy sales plummeted, mainly due to competition from a powerful company, Lollipop Gold, whose owner is the unscrupulous businessman Armando (Werner Schünemann), and is successful due to its extremely sweet and artificial its aggressive marketing campaigns. The bumbling Didi thinks about how it could be if he were a child again, in order to help the boss.

Didi has a best friend in the young Felipe (Pedro Malta), whose dream is growing up to be able to approach women. Suddenly, some magic candies appear, causing Didi and Felipe exchange ages: Didi turns into a child (being played by Bruno Cariati and voiced by Renato Aragão) and Philip turns into an adult (and happens to be played by Claudio Heinrich)."


Just zip ahead to 28:49 for the fun to begin. It happens in several sequences.

Also, I can't help but want to believe someone in Brazil read Trick or Switch. Because I wrote that whole sequence about magic candy and it was an important part of that story...

Lastly, if you Google Claudio Heinrich, he is hotter than FUCK. Oh MY GOD.
 
My review of this film is that even if you don't speak Portuguese, the film works on a visual level simple enough to understand. The main actor is believable as a clownish buffoon, and the supporting cast is good enough for a fluffy family film. The real plot to pay attention to is that the characters do not switch bodies, they switch ages and they do so consistently throughout the film. The film has a romantic AP subplot. Little Felipe becomes Big Felipe and falls in love. He becomes a musician to impress the woman of his dreams. The ending includes the only AP non return I've ever seen in one of these films. The character remains an adult and is not changed back. 
 
Grade: A

7 comments:

  1. I'm. brazilian. Claudio Heinrich was ond of my teenager dream hunks. Lol. Didi is an actor for child tv shows and movies since before I was born (this was on '77). I grew up watching his clown performances on TV shows and movies. Most really catchy when you were a child but very boring to teenagers and up. Now he's too old, 2 of his 3 co-stars on TV shows passed away and his TV show on Sunday morning was cancelled last February. His latest movie was released on 2008. There's nothing less sexual than Didi but I've always had a feeling that he was in closet. Always with hunky guests on his shows and some plot that had some gay sub-tones. I used to think he was a pedophile (because the closet suspicion and the sexuality on children tv shows) but never saw anyone else suspect this. He's a known bigot and homophobic (again, I suspect he lived all his life in the closet) but he's from a region and a time where most of men are bigots too.
    Anyway, his movies with hot TV and pop stars (at least for the pre-teen and teen audience they were hot) and also, those dubious plots, were very important on the process that made up my sexuality.
    As for Claudio Heinrich. He's 40 now and as hot as ever. He left the cast of Globo (the biggest) TV station and were hired as part of the cast of Record (second one) where he's still doing TV soap operas. The most recent were placed on The 70's. That's how he's looking right know:

    http://soumaluc.blogspot.com.br/2013/06/claudio-heinrich-exibe-otima-forma.html

    For the soap opera:

    http://www.ofuxico.com.br/noticias-sobre-famosos/de-cabelao-e-barba-claudio-heinrich-vai-a-praia-com-a-namorada/2013/08/03-178105.html

    http://entretenimento.r7.com/blogs/carlos-lombardi/files/2013/08/Pedro-e-Paulo1.jpg

    More pics

    https://www.google.com.br/search?q=claudio+heinrich+2013&newwindow=1&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=6xgZUvPGAca72AX1hoGIAw&ved=0CC4QsAQ&biw=1920&bih=955

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    1. I honestly don't know anything about the gossip surrounding Brazilian actors but I mainly liked this movie for Claudio and could care less about the main actor. Thanks for the links!

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  2. I didn't know the candy had anything to do with the swap in your story "Trick or Switch", I thought it was only the magical scarab...? What did the candy actually do?

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    1. The initial switch in that story happened because of magical Halloween candy...so who knows! For the record, if anyone wants to take my stories and secretly use them for a real movie or TV show I encourage it. Take them.

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  3. Darn, I've been waiting and hoping for a long time now to see a body swap movie made that involves gay men, I guess something similar to "Walk a Mile in My Pradas"... but with an actual body swap going on like in "The Change Up". Maybe one day someone will make a movie out of the book "When You Were Me"... that would be fabulous.

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    1. There was going to be a movie called "Traded" with Ashton Kutcher in the lead role as a football player that switches bodies with an 11 year old nerd. It has been on stand by for years now. I think it's mainly because Ashton is pretty vain and is a huge football fan but he is not built at all and could not pull off that role. Hopefully it gets made and with another actor at the helm.

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  4. (Please delete my previous similar comment)

    Darn, I've been waiting and hoping for a long time now to see a body swap movie made that involves gay men. The best transformation movie I have seen come out so far is "Walk a Mile in My Pradas"... but it is only of a gay man and a straight homophobe switching sexuality's. It would be nice to see a movie where two gay men or a straight man and a gay man switch bodies! I loved the movie "The Change Up", except that the swap was between two heterosexual men, which ruins the fantasy for me when the swapped men chase after women. Maybe one day someone will make a movie out of the book "When You Were Me"... that would be fabulous.

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