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First Glimpse at ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’

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The highly anticipated young adult film, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, is set to make a splash. Aitch Alberto has brought Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s renowned book to life, crafting a film about two introverts discovering love and solace in each other. The movie debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last September and is slated for a fall premiere later this year as its promotion kicks into high gear.

The initial trailer introduces us to ‘Ari’ or Aristotle (Max Pelayo), a troubled adolescent grappling with feelings of perpetual solitude. His life takes a turn upon encountering Dante (Reese Gonzales), an uninhibited youth who aids Ari in understanding his familial relationships and his anxiety about his future. Dante helps Ari see the world in a new light, encapsulating the quintessence of a coming-of-age narrative. However, the boys’ explorative summer comes to an abrupt close when Dante relocates to Chicago, compelling Aristotle to use Dante’s departure as a means of self-discovery.

What’s in Store in ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’?

The trailer sets a picturesque stage for the duo’s blossoming love, highlighting a series of intimate moments shared. The trailer evokes a sense of warmth and sensitivity that makes it a captivating viewing experience. The movie holds a PG 13 rating, and Alberto disclosed to FilmSweep the extensive “seven-year journey” to bring the film to fruition. He also shared their mission to portray a more diverse coming-of-age story and the cultural obstacles they had to surmount in narrating this tale. The film’s star-studded cast includes Eugenio Derbez as Jaime Mendoza, Eva Longoria as Soledad Quintana, Verónica Falcón as Liliana Mendoza, Isabella Gomez as Gina Navarro, Luna Blaise as Ileana Tellez, Kevin Alejandro as Sam Quintana, and Marlene Forte as Tia Ophelia.

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‘Aristotle And Dante’ Cast And Director Talk About Creating the TIFF’s Beloved Coming-Of-Age Film

Broadway sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda has produced the film under his banner, 5000 Broadway Productions, in collaboration with Dylan Sellers and Chris Parker from Limelight Productions, Big Swing Productions’ Valerie Stadler, and Ben Odell and Eugenio Derbez from 3Pas Studios.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe will hit the screens on September 8. Check out the trailer below:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Coming-of-age film

Q: When was the movie ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’ premiered?

A: The movie made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last September.

Q: What is the genre of the movie?

A: The movie is a young adult coming-of-age film.

Q: Who directed the movie?

A: The movie was directed by Aitch Alberto.

Q: Is the movie based on a book?

A: Yes, the movie is an adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s book of the same name.

Q: Who are the main characters in the film?

A: The main characters in the film are Aristotle (Ari) portrayed by Max Pelayo and Dante portrayed by Reese Gonzales.

Q: What is the release date of the movie?

A: The movie is set for a fall release later this year.

Q: Who produced the movie?

A: The movie was produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda under his 5000 Broadway Productions banner, along with other production companies.

Q: What is the rating of the movie?

A: The movie has a PG 13 rating.

Q: Are there any notable actors in the film?

A: Yes, the movie features notable actors such as Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, Verónica Falcón, Isabella Gomez, Luna Blaise, Kevin Alejandro, and Marlene Forte.

Q: What is the central theme of the movie?

A: The movie revolves around the themes of friendship, love, self-discovery, and coming of age.

Q: Where can I watch the trailer for the movie?

A: You can watch the trailer for ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’ below [provide a link to the trailer].

More about Coming-of-age film

  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • [Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s book](insert link to the book if available)
  • [FilmSweep Interview with Aitch Alberto](insert link to the interview if available)
  • [Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 5000 Broadway Productions](insert link to the production company if available)

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FilmFanatic June 28, 2023 - 11:00 pm

i saw the trailer and it was soooo good! the chemistry between ari and dante was palpable. they’re gonna make such a cute couple. im already shipping them! can’t wait for the fall release.

BookLover27 June 29, 2023 - 2:33 am

i didn’t kno the movie was based on a book! i gotta read it now before the movie comes out. i hope they do justice to the story. fingers crossed!

BroadwayBaby June 29, 2023 - 3:26 am

lin-manuel miranda’s involvement is a game changer. his productions are always top-notch. i have high expectations for this movie, and i trust he’ll deliver. can’t wait to see it on the big screen!

MovieBuff88 June 29, 2023 - 5:34 am

the cast looks incredible! eugenio derbez and eva longoria are amazing actors. im so excited to see their performances in this film. it’s gonna be a hit for sure.

Sarah92 June 29, 2023 - 6:44 am

omg i cant wait for aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe! it sounds like such a cool yung adult movie. the trailer looks so warm and cute i jus want to see it now. im so happy lin-manuel miranda is producing it, hes so amazing!


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