This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly ... See full summary »
Ana Maria is having a bad day until she magically switches places with the main character of her favorite telenovela. As she struggles to escape from Novela Land, Ana Maria finally understands why her real life was such a mess.
Georgina Garcia Riedel
Juan Pablo Gamboa
As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Life in small town Arizona through three generations of women!
Nice example of life in a small Arizona community before the influence of so many outsiders. Myself, growing up in a very similar community in southern Arizona was very familiar. They loneliness of being single and with a small pool of others in the same situation reminded me of my Mother ,sister and niece and what it was like for them. In a town of 212 people we often dated the same people,knew what everyone's business was and felt that a lot of relationships were incestuous,not in reality but because we grew up in a brotherly ,sisterly way since early childhood. The very girls I grew up with and thought of as sisters were my future dating partners. Just having someone there is a comfort especially as we get older. I think this explains why some stay in bad relationships,the fear of being alone. This film reminded me of my youth and it didn't matter that these were Hispanic women. I have found that economic ties bind you far more than racial ones. The movie was a little jerky and needed a better sound track but I liked it. I saw what must have been an autobiographical treatment for the director. Well done!
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