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Ugly Me (2006)

Pretendiendo (original title)
A beautiful woman (Mori) decides to transform into an ugly duckling in an attempt to ward off men and avoid more romantic disappointments.

Director:

Claudio Dabed

Writers:

Claudio Dabed (story), Claudio Dabed | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bárbara Mori ... Amanda / Helena
Marcelo Mazzarello Marcelo Mazzarello ... Marcelo
Amaya Forch Amaya Forch ... Karen
Gonzalo Robles Gonzalo Robles ... Hermano Juan
Rodrigo Muñoz Rodrigo Muñoz ... Guillermo
Jaime Azócar Jaime Azócar ... Max
Alejandro Cohen ... Dr. Perner
Paz Bascuñán Paz Bascuñán ... Fernanda
Felipe Camiroaga Felipe Camiroaga ... Pepe
Fernando Kliche Fernando Kliche ... Pablo
Fernando Farías Fernando Farías ... Sacerdote
Ignacio Mansilla Ignacio Mansilla ... Detective
Claudia Vergara Claudia Vergara ... Esposa Max
Cristián Martínez Cristián Martínez ... Macho Disco (as Cristian Martínez)
Claudio Dabed Claudio Dabed ... DJ Disco
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Storyline

In Santiago, Chile, the efficient architect Amanda finds that her boyfriend Pepe is cheating on her with her friend Fernanda. Amanda threats them both with a shotgun, but is arrested and loses her job. She travels to Valparaiso and decides to disguise as an ugly woman married with children to earn respect by the men. Amanda is hired by Max to work at his company with the chauvinist wolf Marcelo; the dedicated but limited family man Guillermo; and the ambitious just graduated architect Karen. Soon she proves to be very efficient and decides to give a lesson to Marcelo, seducing him posing as the sexy Helena. Meanwhile Marcelo gets closer to Amanda that becomes his best female friend and advisor. When Helena humiliates Marcelo, he changes his behavior and falls in love with Amanda. And she also falls for him, but she is behind the eight ball with the situation she has created. Meanwhile Karen hits on Marcelo that is emotionally vulnerable. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

October 2006 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Ugly Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$53,250

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,198,188
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cada Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Todas Mueren Por Mí
Performed by Cartel de Santa
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Barbara Mori
2 February 2006 | by urlilricanpapiSee all my reviews

wow this is a really nice movie....I'm Puerto Rican and its the first time i like a movie from Chile....i think Barbara Morie its a nice actress and hot woman...i like the way she acts ..shes so professional...and i hope she will get to Hollywood soon because shes hot..........i hope u people like this movie''pretending''because its really good and funny. i can imagine that....Barbara in a movie with Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston.....the 3 evil womens,

anyone can watch this movie well some parts are for adults but its okay because almost the whole movie contents funny parts.

Barbara its really cute and some people think shes just pretty but shes not just pretty.shes hot..cute..talent....


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