Mi vida loca (1993)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  15 July 1994 (USA)
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Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angel Aviles ...
Devine ...
Monica Lutton ...
Christina Solis ...
Panchito Gómez ...
Joker Bird (as Panchito Gomez)
Verónica Arellano ...
Arthur Esquer ...
Gabriel Gonzales ...
Ángelo Martínez ...
Rascal (as Angelo Martinez)
Nélida López ...
Whisper (as Nelida Lopez)
Magali Alvarado ...


Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute escalates towards violence, the violence of the world around them soon also impacts their lives. Written by Reid Gagle

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Mothers. Warriors. Sisters. Survivors.


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Crazy Life  »

Box Office


$3,269,420 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Film acting debut of Spike Jonze. See more »


Sad Girl: When Mousie and me joined our gang, all the names were taken except Mousie and Sad Girl. Everyone said Maribel should be Mousie cuz she was so little. Sleepy said "No stupid because then we're gonna have to name Mona Sad Girl and she's not sad at all." Rascal said "Stupid , it don't matter." Sleepy was mad and kept saying "She's too happy to be Sad Girl."
[cut to Sad Girl sitting in a chair with a baby in her lap]
Sad Girl: "But they don't say that to me no more."
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Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »


Run, Catch & Kill
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Written by "Ricardo" and Larry Pressley
Frsthngtamyn Vibes (ASCAP)
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A look at another world
7 December 2000 | by (Midnight Movie Land) – See all my reviews

This movie feels more like a documentary than anything else. You sense the realism in the script, locations and the actors. It helps that you will not recognize anyone here from anywhere else, there is no "baggage" at all with the actors. The movie follows the lives of several women who live on the periphery of a hispanic gang. They live lifes of tragedy and sadness, loathing themselves and the town they are from. They push their children in strollers, watch out for drive-by shootings and wait for the latest news on which of their boyfriends were killed, injured or jailed. The movie also portrays quite well, in the face of their tragedy, the girls have a strong bond within themselves and even though they may have fights over men, they ultimately will stand up for each other. They should, it seems no one else will. Great movie. Recommended as an escape movie. It will take you out of your world to a world you would probably never want to visit. Like life, it is not romanticized and it is not shown in an overly bad light. It just is.

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