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Lovesickness (2007)

Maldeamores (original title)
A three-part look at the ironies of love, with stories that involve a young boy, a hostage situation, and a divorced elderly couple caught in a love triangle.


Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz, Mariem Pérez Riera (co-director)
8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Guzmán ... Ismael (segment: "En la Urbanizacion")
Teresa Hernández Teresa Hernández ... Lourdes (segment: "En la Urbanizacion")
Fernando Tarrazo Fernando Tarrazo ... Ismaelito (segment: "En la Urbanizacion")
Norman Santiago ... Macho (segment: "En la Urbanizacion")
Silvia Brito Silvia Brito ... Flora (segment: "En Casa de los Viejitos")
Chavito Marrero Chavito Marrero ... Cirilo (segment: "En Casa de los Viejitos")
Miguel Ángel Álvarez Miguel Ángel Álvarez ... Pellín (segment: "En Casa de los Viejitos")
Yessica Delgado Yessica Delgado ... Isabel (Flora and Pellin's Daughter) (segment "En Casa de los Viejitos")
Dolores Pedro Dolores Pedro ... Marta (segment: "En la Guagua")
Georgina Borri ... Dona Alma (segment "En la Guagua")
Luis Gonzaga ... Miguel (segment: "En la Guagua")
Yamil Collazo Yamil Collazo ... Carlos (segment "En la Guagua")
Humberto González Humberto González ... Valentin (segment "En la Guagua")
Vall Marie Rivera Vall Marie Rivera ... Vallana (segment "En la Guagua")
Awilda Diaz Awilda Diaz ... Dona Elena (segment "En la Guagua")


A three-part look at the ironies of love, with stories that involve a young boy, a hostage situation, and a divorced elderly couple caught in a love triangle.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and a violent situation



Puerto Rico | USA



Release Date:

September 2007 (Puerto Rico) See more »

Also Known As:

Maladies of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,000, 16 March 2008

Gross USA:


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Any Love is better than No love.
30 April 2009 | by bmxceze111See all my reviews

To go and say that this movie was a love story is being ethereal to the most delicate degree. This movie was many things as it unfolds with a rich sense of captivity. Taking the viewer on a ride that only a Puerto Rican can plot out (The cast is enriched with Puerto Ricans). It took a few deep breaths to fully digest the amount of dissonant dialogue, by all means it was bearable but at times it was shocking. No one can write this type of storytelling. Obviously Carlito Ruiz Ruiz got it right with precision. The film explores love on it's most obverse levels, by exploring love throughout age, rage, immense tragedy, psychosis, and of course humor. These different palettes create an exuberant amount of depth, body, and twisted sense of the word. It is definitely a family oriented film with so many references to Puerto Rican culture that you just want to throw some 'chanclas' on and hit the 'playa'. The themes of ancestry are doused with gasoline and set ablaze with trepidation. You feel what it's like to a part of the inner circle. The problematic circle is not that love is reciprocal but that the action exists and we cannot coexist if that understanding is discernible. A true gem amongst Latin gems. I hold this film in high accord with Innaritu's masterpieces.

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