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Raising Victor Vargas (2002)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  2 July 2003 (France)
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A Lower East Side teen-ager struggles to find some sanity while surrounded by an eccentric grandmother, a crazy new girlfriend, and a longing younger brother.

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Victor
Donna Maldonado ...
Donna
Kevin Rivera ...
Harold
Krystal Rodriguez ...
Vicki
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Judy
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Melonie
Matthew Roberts ...
Hector
Alexander Garcia ...
Al
John Ramos ...
Macho
Theresa Martinez ...
Judy's Mom
Altagracia Guzman ...
Grandma
Silvestre Rasuk ...
Nino
Wilfree Vasquez ...
Carlos
Randy Luna ...
Pool Boy #3
Jeff Knite ...
Pool Boy #4 (as Jeff Asencio)
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Storyline

Victor is growing up on the Lower East Side and is at the age where he is driven by desire and unchained by maturity. His image as a ladies man is shattered when he is found in Fat Donna's bedroom. Soon, as a result of his sister's big mouth, the whole Dominican community knows. Full of confidence, Victor sets out to reclaim his image by winning Judy. Judy proves to be elusive and difficult. Victor persists, and with a surprising tenderness, ultimately wins Judy's heart. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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2 July 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Long Way Home  »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,166 (USA) (28 March 2003)

Gross:

$2,073,984 (USA) (8 August 2003)
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The film's working title was "Long Way Home". See more »

Quotes

Grandma: [to Victor] Why you introduce *men* to your sister?
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don't waste your money
2 January 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This movie sucks. It is about a Latino teenager whose plight is that he is discovered having sex with a fat girl, and spends the movie trying to win the heart of a pretty girl so that he can restore his pride. Raising Victor Vomitus is in the league of Better Luck Tomorrow - another film which attempts to reveal the intricacies of a cultural group - but which really only makes everyone look stupid. My conclusion after seeing these two really egregious films is that if you are curious about Latino or Asian youths - the best way to satisfy that curiousity is to meet some of them, read a book, or wait until a good movie comes out. However, if you want to waste money, be bored, and learn nothing - get a pedicure. At least you will have something to show for it.


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