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Boricua (2004)

 -  5 May 2004 (USA)
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Slice of life in a Chicago neighborhood of Puerto Ricans, or boricuas. Tata wants to win a beauty pageant, Germán wants to succeed in real estate: both have few scruples. Lola is a college ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariluz Adler ...
Jessica
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John (as Christian Anderson)
Sofía Arroyo ...
Luz
Eric Aviles ...
German (as Eric Avilés)
Alan Ball ...
Mr. Archer
George Burgos ...
Bouncer at San Lorenzo
Felipe Camacho ...
Senior Gonzalez (as Phil Camacho)
Gerardo Cardenas ...
Fired R.E. Agent
Carmen Cenko ...
Rosa Garcia
Yajaina Colon ...
Pageant Contestant
Emilia Crespo ...
Luz's Friend
Julio Cruz ...
Raphael
Amy Danford-Klein ...
Tata's Mother
Frankie Davila ...
Nandy
Christina De Leon ...
Tata
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Slice of life in a Chicago neighborhood of Puerto Ricans, or boricuas. Tata wants to win a beauty pageant, Germán wants to succeed in real estate: both have few scruples. Lola is a college student who may get involved with Willy, a macho drug dealer. Violence simmers close to the surface. Family honor, saving face, unscrupulous choices, the longing for love, and a baseball autographed by Roberto Clemente figure in how events play out. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, pervasive language, and for drug material
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Humboldt Park Represents
17 October 2004 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

This is a strong first feature from Marisol Torres depicting several Latino characters during a summer in Chicago's Humboldt Park. The performances are strong particularly the character of Willy as played by Ramses Jimenez. At times reminiscent of DO THE RIGHT THING, the films flaws at times lay with the director chewing off more than she can chew. Some of the characters are fascinating, such as the leech Latino Real estate agent who hustles his own people out of their neighborhoods, but one wishes that these and other characters like the pot smoking college student who falls for a thug, were more fleshed out. Being from Chicago, I thought the film was visually lacking as well. I wanted to see MORE of Humboldt Park and its awesome parks and boulevards, but the film only opens up visually during the parade sequences. Overall, a promising debut for its directors and talented actors and a TRUE CHICAGO film which understands its neighborhoods, unlike the typical Hollywood crap which uses the city for it's Sears Tower backdrop and shoots the rest in Toronto.


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