Viva Maria! (1965)
- By Louis Malle
- in Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Western
Ana Maria is having a bad day until she magically switches places with the main character of her favorite telenovela. As she struggles to escape from Novela Land, Ana Maria finally understands why her real life was such a mess.
John Day is a bank manager and lives with his wife Maria Day. The couple has recently lost their only daughter. Maria is always depressed and never opens up with anyone. One day when John is away for office work, a courier-boy enters the house and takes Maria as a captive, then a series of misfortunes start to happen.
Pastor DAVID NEWMAN is a loving husband and father, set to take over his father's church while neglecting the promises he's made to his twelve year old son, ERIC. KATE HERNANDEZ is a spiritually driven single-parent and owner of a local restaurant. Her daughter MARIA is a free spirited teenager aspiring to be the first in her family to go to college. JOHN DANIELSON is the owner of a failing construction company, who sees his daughter MICHELLE's fledgling singing career as a way out of financial trouble.The lives of these strangers collide when two twists of fate strike back to back. The first: while texting and driving in her car, Maria accidentally hits Eric, which lands Maria in jail and leaves Eric's family in an unthinkable dilemma. The second: while auditioning for a major record label, Michelle collapses, leading to a discovery about her health which rocks the very foundation of her father's dream. All three families find themselves at a crossroads, questioning their faith and ...