How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  16 May 2008 (USA)
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Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.


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Sal's Uncle
Victor Reyes
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Don Pedro
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Marina Dena-Santo ...
Ricki Lopez ...
Father Miguel
Leo Minaya ...


Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.

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Love and sex. Some things just get better with age.


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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16 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Secretos de verano  »

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Opening Weekend:

$91,432 (USA) (16 May 2008)


$91,432 (USA) (16 May 2008)

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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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2.35 : 1
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23 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film! I just saw it last night at the Riverrun Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC last night with a packed house that was was beyond satisfied! Aside from the wonderful performances (especially Elizabeth Pena), the writing is insightful, especially knowing how young the filmmaker is. It is funny, touching, and REAL. The non-verbal scenes are especially strong and show a side of women we rarely see. We need more films like this that at fully explore the dynamics of being a woman is today's society. The characters are realistic and the story is compelling. The "Greek Chorus" of older Latino men that are seen throughout the film could be a film unto themselves. Most importantly, this film exposes us to a culture we don't know enough about. Most men won't appreciate this film, (a lot of the references will fly over their heads) but the First Wives Club audience will flock to it, as will senior citizens groups who will sing it's praises! If you enjoyed Real Women Have Curves you will LOVE this one! (same lead actress too!) This is a "chick flick" film with whole lot of heart.

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