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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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