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Love drives two young lovers from Medellin, Colombia to seek fortune in New York City, only to find a harsh reality that will put to test their true love for one another.

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A young seductive woman named Reina, living in Medellin, Colombia, becomes infatuated with finding fortune in New York City. A young man named Marlon desperately falls in love with this rebellious teen. Entangled in her web of fantasies, Marlon has no other choice but to blindly follow her imposing lead. Driven by their will to reach their dreamland, the two embark on the brutal exodus of the Latin-American immigrants who cross illegally through Mexico. This adventure in narrated by Marlon on his voyage to find his love, his heroine, his Reina. The couple got separated upon arrival in New York and Marlon fueled only by the power of love has been through hell and back trying to find her. This is his story. Written by Anonymous

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Worse than loving you is searching for you.

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

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Paraiso Travel - Em Busca do Sonho  »

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Not remotely anti-woman
28 April 2008 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

Yes, one of the leading women turns out to be manipulative and appalling, but the woman at the restaurant and the woman who runs the stand next door are almost saintly, and even the woman who turns to topless dancing turns out to have a considerable heart.

This is not remotely a portrait of all Latin women or men. It is a story about one fairly naive guy who undergoes a series of adventures in a land where he can't speak the language and emerges with new knowledge.

Some of it is funny, some of it is heartbreaking. If I have any criticism -- and it's not much of one -- it's that the end titles are way more sophisticated stylistically than the movie they follow, and so they don't quite match. Big criticism, yes? Other than that, it's fascinating to see a film a lot of which takes place in a New York that seems to be a parallel and largely unseen world to the one Anglos like me live in. The idea that New York contains entire cultures that co-exist without much contact is intriguing.


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