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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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Don't Tell Nobody
Written by Cecilia Noel
Performed by Cecilia Noel and the Wild Clams
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Actually, there was a lot of realism in this movie
29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was funny and I enjoyed it. I have sat at tables with a group of Latinas and heard similar comments. This movie was about a group of friends whose commonality was their ethnicity. The ladies were letting loose and having fun. And as an audience participant, I was having fun watching them.

I had to disagree with the other reviewer. Just because a woman is a "professional" doesn't mean that she has to use the lingo of her trade all the time. And have heard "professionals" who, away from the job, revert back to their comfort speech. That is what these ladies were doing.


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