Woman on Top

Woman on Top


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Love, sex, and food combine in this sensuous romantic comedy. Isabella (Penelope Cruz) is a master chef who suffers from severe motion sickness, requiring her to be in control of her movements at all times. This need extends to the bedroom, but her husband Tonino (Murilo Benicio), who owns the restaurant where she works, doesn't like to make love in the fashion suggested by the title. This is hardly the only thing about their relationship that she finds stifling, and when Isabella discovers Tonino in bed with another woman, she leaves for America, where with the help of cross-dressing friend "Monica" (Harold Perrineau Jr.), she becomes a star as the host of a TV cooking show, Passion Foods Live. Woman on Top was the first American film from Venezuelan director Fina Torres.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2001
UPC: 0024543020882
Original Release: 2000
Rating: R
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Penélope Cruz Isabella Oliveira
Murilo Benicio Toninho Oliveira
Harold Perrineau Monica Jones
Mark Feuerstein Cliff Lloyd
John de Lancie Alex Reeves
Wagner Moura Rafi

Technical Credits
Fina Torres Director,Executive Producer
Thierry Arbogast Cinematographer
Luis Enriquez Bacalov Score Composer
Tim Bird Asst. Director
Vera Blasi Screenwriter
Philippe Chiffre Production Designer
Alexa L. Fogel Casting
Tracey Gallagher Art Director
Olivia Guimaraes Asst. Director
Bronwen Hughes Executive Producer
Leslie Jones Editor
Alexandre Meyer Art Director
Nancy Paloian-Breznikar Co-producer
Frankie Pine Musical Direction/Supervision
Alan Poul Producer
Jorge Saldanha Sound/Sound Designer
Elisabeth Tavernier Costumes/Costume Designer

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Woman on Top 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ChihuahuaMommy More than 1 year ago
Love this movie! It's a cute movie with a wonderful mellow feel to it. The scenery of Brazil, San Francisco, the music throughout the movie and the wonderful cooking scenes were exceptional. It isn't a main stream blockbuster movie that everyone will like. However, if you like cute, feel good, lighthearted romantic movies then you will definitely enjoy this movie -- one you can watch over and over again. :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is European funny and American funny. American romance and European romance. The sex is the only thing we have in common. Otherwise, the continents are diverged and this movie shows with good reason.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago