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
Amazing how little it takes to please the critics, as long as it fits current politically-correct fads of ethnic diversity, e.g., Hispanic boy pursues Hispanic girl in Brooklyn. Transplant the same exact story to the white suburbs of Toledo, Ohio, say, and you'd have a very lame movie. Didn't find protagonist, Victor, all that sympathetic; too much the usual teenage-punk hip-hop daddy cliche. Elegant idyllic ending must have swayed reviewers to overlook rest of film's failings.
Recommend movie "Our Song" for a much better look into the lives of a somewhat similar group of NYC teenagers.
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