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A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.

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Manager
Austin West ...
Georgie (as Austin Wayne West)
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Gloria
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Tommy
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Enriqueta
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Sally
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Isidro
Javier Zaragoza ...
Felix
Abel Lopez Marroquin ...
Pancho
Angeles Cruz ...
Rosa's Mother
Maritza Santiago Hernandez ...
Rosa
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Border Agent
Hanne Jiménez Turcott ...
Waitress
Heber Garnica ...
Car Wash Man

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A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.

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The journey will change her forever


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including violence/disturbing images, and for language and smoking | See all certifications »

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6 December 2013 (Mexico)  »

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Emily Blunt was attached to the project but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Abbie Cornish was later cast. See more »

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[first lines]
Ashley: You want to help, Mr. Chavez?
Manager: Of course.
Ashley: Then why don't you give me a raise? I've been here a year already. They told me I would get a raise after three months.
Manager: You didn't get a raise because of your attitude.
Ashley: What's wrong with my attitude?
Manager: Look, Ashley, I have to treat you the same way I treat everyone else.
Ashley: Is that right? Why is it I always get the worst shift? I mean, everyone knows that you like Mexican girls best, the place is full of them.
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Nada Soy
Written and Performed by Sonia Molina
Courtesy of Maximo Aguirre Music Publishing, Inc.
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Abbie Cornish in her most challenging role
25 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Ashley (Abbie Cornish) is a poor Texan mother who loses custody of her son after a drunk driving incident. She desperately wants her son back from foster care. Her father Tommy (Will Patton) lives on the Mexican side of Loredo. She discovers that he traffics illegals over the border. While over in Mexico, she tries to organize a crossing for $500 per person. However the group gets swept away. She's left with a little girl whose mother drowned. Her father's advise is to simply walk away.

Director/writer David Riker's story is a simplified idea culminating in what exactly Ashley will do with the girl. The movie depends mostly on Abbie Cornish's performance. She's very stone-faced in most of this movie. I see the frustrated 'stressed' woman that she's portraying. It's a very subtle performance although a few additional animated scenes would be great. The combative little girl is done well.


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