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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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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.

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

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

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$91,432 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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Good, but not great
26 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We saw this film at Sundance, and looked forward to seeing it as it was filmed in our favorite state! The idea of the story is a good one, and there were many scenes that worked well. However, some editing is needed here. The movie is much too long (over 2 hours) and parts of it just dragged by. The filmmaker had lots to say, but much of what was said in the movie could have easily been shown in a much shorter version. Many scenes went on and on when we got the idea in the first few seconds. The dialog was stilted and unnatural in several scenes, which was distracting. There were some side stories that were completely unnecessary to the main idea of the film. However, the performances by the 3 lead actresses were wonderful, and the three of them make this movie worth watching.

*note* I see that I am in the "hated it" category for reviews. I didn't hate the movie, I just thought it was a bit flawed.


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