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Boricua (2004)

R | | Drama | 5 May 2004 (USA)
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

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
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Tata's Mother
Frankie Davila ...
Nandy
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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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View only if you enjoy stereotypes
23 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If there is a good reason to view this movie is only if you enjoy stereotyping. The movie did an "excellent" job at validating all the stereotypes existent for any one who has lived in that area. Is that good? Not in my book, and it will NEVER compare to Nothing Like the Holidays, which set a separate bar and standard, high, Chicago Boricua set a new LOW. Poor acting, cheap direction, depressing theme, and the already cliché of adding tons of foul language and stereotypes about the Puerto Rican community, not only in Chicago, but ANYWHERE in the U.S.A. You can definitely make a movie without the need of trash language, but it seems that such coarseness in language is a must nowadays. Lack of creativity perhaps? Don't waste a dollar or two on renting this movie, better play lotto with it.


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