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A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

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A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

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christmas | holidays

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some sexual dialogue, and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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12 December 2008 (USA)  »

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$3,531,664 (USA) (12 December 2008)

Gross:

$7,502,429 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Of the main characters, only Freddy Rodríguez and Luis Guzmán are Puerto Rican, and John Leguizamo is half Puerto Rican and half Colombian. See more »

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At the store Christmas party, the white liquid in the pitcher changes while being poured. See more »

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20 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a little known fact that Puerto Rico has been part of the USA for over a hundred years. (longer than Hawaii has been a state!) A movie about Puertoricans is like a movie about Hawaiians, this is their country too and this movie helps us to understand that! The Movie was pretty good. I saw an attempt to demonstrate that we are all the same no matter what, the story line will look familiar but the situation not quite the usual. The acting was good, and the story is well intended, but I believe it could have been better directed. A good movie, nothing less, nothing more. Worth a watch. In it's category, I'd give it a 7 out of 10.


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