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America 101 (2005)

 -  Comedy  -  27 February 2005 (USA)
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Two Mexican brothers get smuggled over the border to try and find their "America Dream".

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Angel
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Carlos
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Maria
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Cowboy Jack
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El Coyote
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Not-so-homeless student
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Ricardo (as Raphael Feldman)
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Espinosa Mother
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Two brothers leave their home in Mexico in search of the 'American Dream', only to realize it was in front of them all the time. Angel is tired of living in his small Mexican town and has no interest in following in his father's footsteps. Instead he resolves to run away, across to cross the border and find his American dream. His older brother, Carlos, has plans of his own and they don't involve leaving home. When Angel tells his older brother of his grand scheme Carlos knows he won't be able to stop him, so he decides to tag along in order to watch over his headstrong little brother. Double-crossed by a smuggler, they find themselves alone in the desert. What follows is a strange and hilarious adventure filled with crazy characters and eye-opening truths until they finally realize the dream they were chasing was back home where they started. Written by from Offical Website

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they should rename it America 202 because that's how many times i laughed
10 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the question isn't "if" you will like America 101, the question is "how much" will you love America 101.

as you drive home from the theater, you might ask yourself "why do i love America 101 so much" or "why can't i stop laughing, i love America 101", but i urge you not to be concerned. these are natural happenings, and though they stay with you for a long time, they will do no harm.

adding to the tight script, and the nuanced performances, shooting the film on location in tucson makes a huge impact. i've never been to tucson, but i just bought a ticket to check it out. maybe i'll even try and find some of the locations. that could be fun, huh?


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