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Mi vida loca (1993)

R | | Crime, Drama | 15 July 1994 (USA)
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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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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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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1.85 : 1
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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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Hey D.J.
Performed by Lighter Shade of Brown
Written by Steven Hague, Malcolm McLaren, Larry Price and Ronald Larkins
Published by Hidden Pun Music/Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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Mi Vida Girls
6 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent movie.

This is the birth of hood-rats and the choices to make. "Why you gotta be like this?"

Really? That's the guy and life you want to follow? It's sad cases that you can see happens in real life as well.

Visions of hope and the tragedy mixed in you can see coming a mile away. They think they're the "baddest" girls around, they fight each other, their boyfriends, rivals and just life in general.

It's another world that lives beneath, the urban lifestyle trapping the girls in a place that most people would never want to live in.


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