I saw Chico and Rita a few days ago and it easily gained its spot in my favorite movies list. The movie is about romance in a time when jazz music is at its height in Cuba. Being a huge jazz fan, I immediately fell in love with the movie 3 minutes in. There is something melancholic and romantic about the opening scene and it will make you wonder why Chico is in that situation. I really don’t want to give a lot of things away because the story is sure to melt everyone’s hearts so you have to see it for yourself. I also loved that particular scene where Chico was dreaming and they did a version of New York, New York from On The Town complete with the three sailors! My heart did a backflip when I saw that.
One of the things that I loved about the movie is how they illustrated and animated the backdrops. I took screenshots on some of my favorites!