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Mi vida loca (1993)

 -  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angel Aviles ...
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Mousie
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Ernesto
Devine ...
Devine
Monica Lutton ...
Chucky
Christina Solis ...
Baby Doll
Panchito Gómez ...
Joker Bird (as Panchito Gomez)
Verónica Arellano ...
Stranger
Arthur Esquer ...
Shadow
Gabriel Gonzales ...
Sleepy
Ángelo Martínez ...
Rascal (as Angelo Martinez)
Nélida López ...
Whisper (as Nelida Lopez)
Magali Alvarado ...
La Blue Eyes
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El Duran
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River Valley Girl
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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 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.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong language, and for drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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15 July 1994 (USA)  »

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My Crazy Life  »

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$3,269,420 (USA)
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Film acting debut of Spike Jonze. See more »

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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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Crooked Is the Path
Performed by Shootyz Groove
Written by J. Baez, N. Ramirez, Jr. and M. Rodriguez
Shootyz Groove/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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Most realistic film that will ever be made about Echo Park
6 July 2009 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

As Echo Park becomes a gentrified suburb, you'll see more and more movies reflecting the middle class hipster culture that's taking over the neighborhood. Mi Vida Loca is the best glimpse a lay person will ever get into the pre-gentrification Echo Park.

This is Los Angeles, shortly after the Rodney King riots. Mousie (Seidy Lopez, "Resurrection Blvd") and Sad Girl (Angel Aviles, "Desperado"), two lifelong friends, and members of the Echo Parque Locas gang, each have a kid by the same guy, drug dealer and Echo Parque gang member Ernesto (Jacob Vargas, "Selena", "Road Dogz").

A death in their tight knit circle changes everything, including many preexisting grudges. But a real wild card gets thrown into their hand when a homegirl, "Giggles" (Marlo Marron, "My Funny Valentine"), is released from prison, and tries to steer the homegirls away from the street life, and into a life in "COMPUUUUTERS!!!". Her very astute warning of what the future will be like, likely learned while reading in prison, falls on deaf ears, but her independent, entrepreneurial spirit does not, as she leads the homegirls through a plan to get the best out of a pickup truck in which the ownership thereof is in dispute, not only within the Echo Park gang, but also with a member of the rival River Valley gang, El Duran (Jesse Borrego, "Bound By Honor: Blood In Blood Out").

A correspondence between a beautiful yet reclusive younger sister of Sad Girl, La Blue Eyes (Magali Alvarado), who's "trip" is getting an education and avoiding the gang life, and a "torcedo" (guest of the California prison system), eventually puts La Blue Eyes front and center of the tragic climax of these intertwining stories.


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