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Camila Mendes' new movie debuts with 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating

camilla mendes, rudy mancuso, musica
Camila Mendes' new film receives 100% RT ratingAmazon Prime

Camila Mendes' new movie Música has debuted with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The musical comedy, which has been released on Prime Video today (April 4), and stars the Riverdale actress Mendes alongside her real-life partner Rudy Mancuso – who also wrote and directed the film.

Música follows Mancuso's character, also named Rudy, a Brazillian-American who has synesthesia, a condition which causes him to hear musical rhythms in his head from everyday sounds.

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Rudy tries to balance love, family and his own culture, while attempting to figure out what he wants to do when he graduates college.

The film has received early critical acclaim after premiering at South by Southwest festival and has achieved a perfect 100% score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes after its first seven reviews.

Here are a selection of Música’s reviews:

IndieWire

"Mancuso is a revelation. The multi-hyphenate filmmaker manages to carry the entire plot, be charming, silly, compelling, and a character you easily want to root for. Música heralds the arrival of a filmmaker, an actor, and a musician worth paying attention to, while also delivering a winning and visually inventive musical comedy."

FandomWire

"Música exceeds all expectations, becoming the biggest surprise of the year to date, and serving as a showcase for Rudy Mancuso's immeasurable talent.

"A multi-department success that elevates a semi-autobiography about love, family, and Brazilian-American culture, transcending many of the barriers of the genres it represents, and revealing the world of synesthesia in a truly cinematic manner."

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Ready Steady Cut

"As formulaic as the narrative is, the rhythmic dancing infused with bright theatrical set pieces shows how this little gem is cut from a cloth above the rest.

"Rudy Mancuso is a uniquely talented individual who offers viewers an artistic representation of synesthesia wrapped up in a touching feel-good story about reaching adulthood as the child of an immigrant mother."

FILMINK

"It's a sweet and silly romance that distinguishes itself from the usual fare by making use of Mancuso's expansive imagination.

"With fast and flashy fantasy sequences showcasing a blend of music, animation and puppetry, Mancuso keeps the pace snappy, and constantly delights the eye with innovative staging and unique camera angles."

Música is available to stream now on Prime Video.

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