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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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Worth seeing repeatedly
23 February 2001 | by (Osawatomie, KS) – See all my reviews

I've see this movie four times and can't wait to own it on home video. Scott Bakula is wonderful in romantic roles, and its a kick to see Robert Beltran as the cheating husband rather than the self-controlled Chakoty on STAR TREK: VOYAGER. Lily's storyline is weak and Irene's and Sophia's could be covered more, but the friendship between these women is realistic and enjoyable. Its interesting to see prejudice from the Latin point of view, but this movie is not limited to race. One message is that we all need love and friendship and we're more alike than different.


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