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How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)

 -  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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Credited cast:
Dona Genoveva
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oswaldo (as Victor Wolf)
Sal's Uncle
Victor Reyes
Soap Opera Actor
Ana Cervantes ...
Doña Loda
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Don Pedro
Soap Opera Actress
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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How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer  »

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$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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An Outstanding First Film!
9 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw "How The Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer" at its Arizona premier in Yuma. (The director is from a wide spot in the road about 25 miles down the road, not too far from the Mexican border.) It's a quiet film and I think that your average action film chuckle-head won't get it. The film is a deft study of three generations of Latina women (abuela, mama, y hija) who wind up seeking love during a single summer in a small border town in Arizona. Obviously, there's a fair amount of family biographical material that the director has drawn upon.

A few picks: This is a low budget piece, and sometimes, the seams show. For example, the crew could have used a better focus-puller. Some of the transitions are awkward. They skimped some on the music, which seems to cover the latter two-thirds of the effort.

Again, the is a quiet film. If you like razzle, go back to the basement, play some video games on your computer, and come up when your Mom calls you up for lunch. Otherwise, if you like quiet, well-acted films, that cover topics and populations not usually depicted in the cinema, go ahead and enjoy. I gave it a "10" for a first effort. Kick out the first effort part and it's still an "8".

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