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I Like It Like That (1994)

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Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lisette Linares
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Chino Linares
Tomas Melly ...
Li'l Chino Linares
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Minnie Linares
Isaiah Garcia ...
Pee Wee Linares (as Isiah Garcia)
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Alexis
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Magdalena Soto
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Stephen Price
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Rosaria Linares
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Angel
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Tito (as E.O. Nolasco)
Sammy Melendez ...
Victor
Jose Soto ...
Chris
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Mrs. Gonzalez
Emilio Del Pozo ...
Mr. Soto
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Storyline

Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette gets a good job uptown. Can this marriage be saved? Written by Reid Gagle

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For Lisette, everyday has become independence day.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for lots of language and strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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14 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Black Out  »

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$1,777,020 (USA)
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Originally titled "Black Out", but director Darnell Martin was forced to change it by Columbia. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Lisette Linares: You know what your problem is? You never think about the other person.
Chino Linares: Good night, other person.
Lisette Linares: It's morning, Chino.
Chino Linares: Good morning.
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Written by Rey Ruiz
Performed by Rey Ruiz
Courtesy of Sony Discos Inc.
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A not-so-saliant look at masculinity and the American dream
16 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film, written and Directed by black, female, Bronx native Darnell Martin captures a turbulent time in the life of a Puerto Rican couple in the Bronx, NY. What could best be described as a Latino version of 'Do The Right Thing,' the film tackles many issues such as masculinity, homosexuality, religion, race and capitalism. All wrapped up in the single half Puerto-Rican half Jamaican Lizette, issues of race abound at every corner with a mother-in-law who insists on her family coming from a pure Castillian lineage. The most thoroughly addressed topic is that of masculinity and what decrees a true man. Whether it be the misogynist and somewhat abusive father figure of Chino, or the homosexual 'Alexis,' who essentially rejects his masculinity in order to escape the trappings that Chino represents. This is a film that requires some thought and definitely some effort to go beyond the superficialities of Bronx vernacular and gay humor. This film addresses major issues found in the Latino community, from the perspective of a non-Latino. This is a very good film and if race movies interest you -such as Spike Lee Joints- this should not be missed.


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