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Luminarias (2000)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 5 May 2000 (USA)
Four professional women meet at an East Los Angeles restaurant called Luminarias to share secrets about their careers, love, family, and sex.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Evelina Fernández ...
Andrea
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Joseph
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Jesus
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Joe
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Sofia
Ángela Moya ...
Lilly
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Irene
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Cindy
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Pablo
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Joey
Angelina Estrada ...
Tia Concha
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Tia Tonia
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Frank Chavez
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Judge Sanchez
Geoffrey Rivas ...
Carlos / Carmela
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Storyline

Welcome to Luminarias-where hot spicy dish gets served up with a Latin twist by four successful friends from East LA...with very discriminating taste in men! When separated divorce attorney Andrea finds herself guilty of falling for her white and Jewish opposing council, her three single friends choose sides in the ongoing and often hilarious debate over race and sex. As they discover just how much negative stereotypes color their relationships with men-and even with each other-it becomes clear that the search for Mr. Right is not exactly black and white! Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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It's all about love.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

5 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sex, mystika kai psemata  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$122,158 (USA) (5 May 2000)

Gross:

$428,535 (USA) (19 January 2001)
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Soundtracks

Ese Hombre
Written by Manuel Alejandro and Ana Magdalena
Performed by India
Courtesy of RMM Records Corp.
Available on the album: Dicen Que Soy
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one-dimensional, but a pleasurable change
14 February 2003 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Lower your expectations now, Luminarias is about as deep as the typical Hollywood produced romantic comedy. But unlike that mainstream fluff, Luminarias has a beautiful (and sexy) multicultural cast and quite a few fun and atypical romantic couplings: older women and younger men, almost every possible type of interracial relationship, rich women and poor men, and even a random gay relative. The main flaw--at times it seems that the movie is trying a bit too hard to counteract every stereotype in most mainstream romances. Considering how many stereotypes abound in say, a Freddie Prinze Jr movie, that's a lot to make up for in a low-budget film. Bonus points for including a woman-centered sex scene.


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