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El Estudiante (2009)

 |  Drama  |  8 October 2010 (USA)
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After retiring to the beautiful Mexican town of Guanajuato, a 70 year old decides to follow his dreams and enroll at the university where he stumbles upon a new generation and they are bound together by the novel Don Quijote de la Mancha.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Lavat ...
Chano
Norma Lazareno ...
Alicia
José Carlos Ruiz ...
Don Pedro
Cristina Obregón ...
Carmen
Pablo Cruz ...
Santiago (as Pablo Cruz Guerrero)
Siouzana Melikian ...
Alejandra
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Marcelo
Cuauhtémoc Duque ...
Eduardo
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Sofía
Daniel Martínez ...
Héctor
Silvia Santoyo ...
Lucía
Jeronimo Medina ...
Antonio
Raúl Adalid ...
Jorge
Sofía Taache ...
Matilde
Fernando Estrada ...
Álvaro
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Chano (Jorge Lavat), a retiree in his seventies, enrolls at a university to follow his long-deferred dream of studying literature and in the process he tears down the generational gap with a group of youngsters. In a clash of diverse customs and traditions, they share their hopes and dreams, overcoming the challenges of life, romance and friendship. Written by L. Cremers

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Pretentious and Predictable
20 January 2011 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, the worst thing a movie can do, is try to be something it isn't or try to give a message by forced and melodramatic actions, this film does all this, not only is the story corny, but it tries to reach the audinece by presenting corny and "sweet" situations but it tries to hide the fact that is doing all this just so you can "feel" something while watching it, so please let me warn you, don't be fooled by this hoax of a film, but watch the quality that Mexican cinema has brought on the last years, films like "El Infierno", "Malos Habitos", or "Desierto Adentro", look for authenticity and real emotions, not this film. ; )

PD: Two stars out of ten, one for the acting lead, who does a nice job, even if the script is a letdown, and the other because the film was made in Guanajuato, a beautiful mexica city.


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