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Quinceañera (2006)

R  |   |  Drama  |  5 July 2006 (France)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesus Castanos ...
Ernesto (as Jesus Castanos Chima)
Araceli Guzman-Rico ...
Maria
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Listette Avila ...
Jessica
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Eileen May Garcia
Hector Quevedo ...
Dancing Boy
Germán Campos ...
Chambelàn (as German Zavala)
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Uncle Walter
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Aunt Silvia
Margarita Lugo ...
Aunt Candy
Jorge Ortiz ...
DJ
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Young Girl
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Magdalena is 14 and anxiously awaiting her 15th birthday where she'll celebrate her quinceanara. Her world starts to crumble when she discovers her pregnancy after not being able to fit in her gown for her quinceanara. Soon, she's kicked out of her home, abandoned by her family, and abandoned by her baby's father. Magdalena is then taken in by her great-granduncle, Tomas and her gay, often-in-trouble cousin, Carlos. There she finds a new family and life. Written by R2k443

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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5 July 2006 (France)  »

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Echo Park, L.A.  »

Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$95,400 (USA) (4 August 2006)

Gross:

$1,689,999 (USA) (3 November 2006)
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Trivia

The film was shot in the same neighborhood that Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer (the film's writers and directors) live in, and the community turned up to help out by loaning their houses, providing technical advice, supplying clothing and acting. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Magdalena deletes the pictures of Herman, she is shown using a Boost i860 phone. When the screen of the phone is shown, it is clearly a Samsung A670 she is using. See more »

Quotes

Magdalena: You're such a loser. Smoking pot in the afternoon, and watching cartoons.
Carlos: Look who's talking... 14 and pregnant.
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References Warm Springs (2005) See more »

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Pica Pica
Performed by Mangana
Written by Edith Mesch
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
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By far the best movie so far this year.
6 August 2006 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

A friend and I saw Quinceanera this afternoon - during its first weekend in general release - with a mixed audience that included numerous latins. It was interesting to note that some of the humor in the film went untranslated - but not unmissed by that audience.

My friend and I have been obsessively talking about this gem of a movie ever since leaving the theater. The most remarkable thing to me about the film is that there are no "wincible" moments anywhere. The characterizations are dead-on, and you never feel preached to, even though there are some clear messages here about tolerance, faith, family and love.

I am urging everyone I know to see this film.


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