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Mambo Café (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  21 April 2000 (Mexico)
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A beautiful Puerto Rican girl and her family in Spanish harlem devise a novel plan to attract business to their restaurant, causing a wildly comic sequence of events ending in near disaster.

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A beautiful Puerto Rican girl and her family in Spanish harlem devise a novel plan to attract business to their restaurant, causing a wildly comic sequence of events ending in near disaster.

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Rated PG-13 for brief violence and some crude sexual references | See all certifications »
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Salsa Cafe  »

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Badinere from Suite No. 2
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Unsuccessful attempt to picture latins in New York
17 March 2003 | by (mexico city) – See all my reviews

The theme of this movie could be interesting because I don't think there are a lot of light comedies using the scenario of the latin people living in New York. The story could be potentially funny, but in this case they try it too hard and simply don't make it happen. The acting doesn't help either, Thalia is just awful trying to portray a puertorrican from the Bronx, when she barely knows how to speak English(the accent and slang are so fake). I think it could have MAYBE worked better if they had cast someone like J. Lopez or any other latin actress.


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