Música (2024) – Rudy Mancuso’s movie on Prime Video: an entertaining Brazilian comedy around synesthesia

Música is a comedy written, starring and directed by Rudy Mancuso. With Camila Mendez and Gabriela Amerth.

A film that turns synesthesia into a hilarious comedy revolving around a boy who has synesthesia, a neurological phenomenon that makes him quite special.

This film is equally special due to its clear culprit, as Rudy Mancuso makes his directorial debut, and also takes on the lead role, writing a refreshing and original addition to Prime Video’s catalog.

About the film

The film begins in a peculiar manner. It’s almost as if we missed the first half-hour: a couple argues, and the seemingly absent-minded guy experiences a world full of sounds around him. She gets mildly upset and decides to end their relationship.

This is the springboard for a highly original film that presents this phenomenon in a fun and cinematic way.

“Música” is tremendously entertaining with a well-written script: it’s intelligent, balanced, and sends us rolling with laughter while narrating a story which, if handled by others, could have turned into a serious drama. Here, synesthesia is depicted and treated as a comedy, making the viewer feel completely at ease with the charming, adorable, and hilarious main characters.

Yes, everything revolves around Rudy’s character and his condition, but the side characters are also full of charm: from the wonderful and gorgeous Camila Mendez to J.B. Smoove, who steals the show playing a charming, somewhat philosophical, and hilarious supporting role.

Above all, it is a pleasant film that flies by, one that you enjoy and leaves a very pleasant aftertaste, although fleeting, because at its core, “Música” is a simple film in its storytelling but, told naturally, it dissolves scene by scene.

Additionally, it provides an enchanting social portrait of life in Newark and the embedded Brazilian community.

Pleasant, tender, intelligent, and charming, “Música” is a perfect film to spend a good time and also learn about this neurological phenomenon in the most entertaining and fun way possible.

Enjoy it.

Where to Watch “Música”

Prime Video

About Rudy Mancuso

Rudy Mancuso
Rudy Mancuso

Rudy Mancuso is a well-known multi-talented entertainer, best known for his comedic skits and musical performances on social media platforms such as Vine and YouTube. He was born in New Jersey in 1992 to a Brazilian mother and an Italian-American father. Mancuso rose to fame through his creative and humorous videos, which often feature collaborations with other popular social media personalities. In addition to his success on social media, he has also pursued a career in music, releasing original songs and covers on YouTube and Spotify. Rudy Mancuso has gained a large following with over 8 million subscribers on YouTube and over 10 million followers on Instagram. He continues to create entertaining content and collaborate with other artists in the entertainment industry.

About Synesthesia

Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which an individual’s senses are interconnected, leading to the perception of one sensory experience triggering another. This can result in a unique and involuntary experience where sounds, colors, shapes, or textures are perceived simultaneously. For example, someone with synesthesia may hear a sound and see a color at the same time. This condition affects individuals differently and can manifest in various combinations of senses.

Some common forms of synesthesia include grapheme-color synesthesia, where letters or numbers are perceived as specific colors, and chromesthesia, where music or sounds evoke colors. There is no known cause for synesthesia, but it is believed to be hereditary and affect about 4% of the population.

Many individuals with synesthesia often view their condition as a gift rather than a disorder because it allows them to experience the world in a unique way. Studies have shown that people with synesthesia may have enhanced memory capabilities due to their ability to associate different stimuli.

Overall, Synesthesia is an intriguing phenomenon that continues to fascinate researchers and intrigue those who do not possess this rare condition. It serves as a reminder of the complexity and diversity of human perception and how our brains interpret the world around us.

Anna Green
Anna Green
Anna Green is a staff writer for MCM. Born in Australia, she has lived in London since 2004.
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