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Chico & Rita

HD   Unrated

Fernando Trueba

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About the Movie

A 2012 Academy Award® Nominee (Best Animated Feature). Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is 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, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdés, CHICO & RITA captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz, and features the music of (and animated cameos by) Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Chano Pozo and others.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 65
  • Fresh: 56
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 7.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Sexy, sweet and laced with a sadness at once specific to its place and time and accessible to anyone with a breakable heart, "Chico & Rita" is an animated valentine to Cuba and its music. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Feb 9, 2012

Fresh: 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. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Mar 8, 2012

Fresh: A dazzling and delightful work of modernist animation, a classic movie romance and a hip-swinging, finger-popping tale of musical revolution... – Andrew O'Hehir,, Feb 9, 2012

Fresh: A dazzling thing to behold. – Michelle Orange, Village Voice, Feb 7, 2012

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Customer Reviews

What a wonderful animated jazz story!

I rented this one day and enjoyed it so much that I purchased it the very next day! Wonderful story; great animation of locations in 1940's and 1950's Havana and New York; great sound track. So good that it is easy to watch even though subtitled in Spanish. I highly recommended it to friends. Kudos to iTunes for carrying this title!


I love it!!


This is a great story with really beautiful music. Must see!!

Chico & Rita
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Romance
  • Released: 2012

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