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Mamitas -- High school bad-boy Jordin's carefree life of parties, fights, and girls in East L.A. will get rocked after crossing paths with an unusual new girl at school.
Mamitas -- Jordin Juarez, a cocky misguided youth forms an unlikely bond with an unpopular girl named Felipa. With her help, Jordin discovers the truth about his family, the meaning and value of true friendship, and what it really means to be a man.


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Josue Aguirre ... Santos

Maynor Alvarado ... Jordin's Friend

Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Ramon 'Tata' Donicio

E.J. Bonilla ... Jordin Juarez
Jorge Borrelli ... Dr. Allison

Kimberly Burke ... Kika

Elena Campbell-Martinez ... Teacher

Joaquim de Almeida ... Professor Alexander Viera

Max Decker ... Dominic

Veronica Diaz-Carranza ... Felipa Talia

Carl Donelson ... Big Sexy

Michael Esparza ... Christian

Jennifer Esposito ... Miss Ruiz

Alex Fernandez ... Alvaro Juarez

Adriana Fricke ... Magdalena Juarez

Jesse Garcia ... Hector Juarez

Monica Garcia ... Emcee

Mónica Guzmán ... Kika's Mother
Gina Lopez ... Esperanza's Friend
Rosemary Lopez ... Water Fountain Girl
Stephanie Lugo ... Tiffy

Matt Medrano ... P.E. Teacher
Claudia Mercado ... Consuela

Jaylen Moore ... Franco
Melissa Paulo ... Esperanza

Lidia Pires ... Nurse

Byron Quiros ... Manager
Montgomery Smith ... P.E. Student (as Darell M. Davie)
Sarah Sweet ... Receptionist

Glenn Taranto ... Jimmy
Kevin Scott Thompson ... College Recruiter

Heather Tom ... Casandra

Dana Vaughns ... Aldo

Julia Vera ... Miss Palencia
Mallorie Woodruff ... College Girl

Jose Yenque ... Julio

Nadia Benavides ... Rosalinda (uncredited)

Teresa Castillo ... Maria (uncredited)

Michanne Quinney ... Nurse Maria (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas Ozeki 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nicholas Ozeki 

Produced by
Jordan Auten .... co-producer
David Chew .... associate producer
Andrew Davis .... associate producer
Daniel S. Ehrlich .... associate producer
Gabrielle Lui .... associate producer
Henry Lui .... associate producer
Anthony Musco .... associate producer
Adam Renehan .... line producer
Adam Renehan .... producer
Stefano Valentino .... co-producer
Andrew Daniel Wells .... executive producer
Andrew Daniel Wells .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph Trapanese 
Cinematography by
Andrew Davis 
Film Editing by
Melissa B. McCoy  (as Melissa Brown)
Casting by
Arlie Day 
Production Design by
Julie Ziah 
Art Direction by
Roberto Zamudio 
Costume Design by
Gina Correll Aglietti 
Makeup Department
Vanessa Leon .... additional make-up artist
Aimee Galicia Torres .... key hair stylist
Aimee Galicia Torres .... key makeup artist
Aimee Galicia Torres .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Stefano Valentino .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jenifer Ellis .... second assistant director
Weston Scott Higgins .... first assistant director
Cameron Zickrick .... first assistant director
Art Department
Yves Muya .... set dresser
Caroline Park .... art department assistant
Erin Thiele .... property master
Jaclyn Viramontes .... art assistant (as Jacklyn Viramontes)
Tom Zawacki .... on-set graphic designer
Tom Zawacki .... set dresser
Sound Department
Josh Brown .... boom operator
Chad A. Marshall .... boom operator
Michael Miramontes .... boom operator
Chris Wilson .... sound recordist
Milos Zivkovic .... supervising sound engineer
Vince Cecere .... fight choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Behrens .... best boy grip
Nathan Carrington .... best boy electric
Nick Dakoulas .... grip/electric swing
Nicholas Davidoff .... steadicam operator
Andrew Davis .... camera operator
Diego Flores .... grip
Allen Liu .... electrician
John Matysiak .... b-camera operator
Chris Nightingale .... first assistant camera
Yuki Noguchi .... first assistant camera: b
Alicia Pharris .... second assistant camera
Lisa Sene .... b cam second assistant camera
Nikolas Smith .... gaffer
Oliver Taylor .... key grip
J. Søren Viuf .... b-camera operator
Bret Watkins .... grip/electric swing
Casting Department
Jessica Calderon .... background coordinator
Lauren Cokeley .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gillian Munro .... costumer
Christianna Rogers .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Jordan Auten .... post production supervisor
Christina Sun Kim .... assistant editor
Music Department
Benjamin Ozeki .... additional music by
Other crew
Jordan Auten .... production coordinator
Charles Borg .... key production assistant
Jessica Calderon .... production assistant
Jeffy Can .... production assistant
Jessie Chen .... production assistant
Daniel Citron .... production assistant
Lisa Francesca Gallo .... script supervisor
Lisa Francesca Gallo .... set photography
Jesse Garcia .... set photography
Elisa Hernandez .... production assistant
Aleksandra Hilvert .... additional legal services (as Aleksandra Sarosiek)
Steven R. Kutcher .... animal wrangler
Chris Landinguin .... production assistant
Kyle Laursen .... production assistant
Clifford Lo .... distribution legal
Lydia Moreno .... production assistant
Gillian Munro .... set photography
Jarrett New .... production assistant
Adam Peltzman .... additional legal services
Henrique Ribeiro .... production assistant
Luke Slendebroek .... production assistant
Jan Tufte .... production assistant
Mallorie Woodruff .... production assistant
Theresa Yang .... production assistant
Kathy Zebrowski-Heller .... legal services
Bob Bassett .... special thanks
Melanie Berg .... special thanks
Ana Calderon .... special thanks
Jessica Calderon .... special thanks
Jason Carter .... special thanks
Travis Chapman .... special thanks: legal services
Max Decker .... special thanks
Rik DeLisle .... special thanks
Veronica Diaz-Carranza .... special thanks
James L. Doti .... special thanks
Grace Eberl .... special thanks
John Entz .... special thanks
Louise Frager .... special thanks
Reza Haghi .... special thanks: legal serivices
Jim Hardy .... special thanks
Tom Harris .... special thanks
Lauren Hazarian .... special thanks: legal services
Charles Darrel Johnson .... special thanks
Melinda McGeorge Johnson .... special thanks
Chris Koras .... special thanks: legal services
Tyler Mane .... special thanks
Robin McGeorge .... special thanks
Tom McGeorge .... special thanks
Seamus Murphy .... special thanks
Nancy J. Murray .... special thanks
Janice Nwokike .... special thanks: legal services
Yuzuru and Patricia Ozeki .... special thanks
Nathan Pao .... special thanks
Larry Parker .... special thanks
Roy M. Perez .... special thanks
Jose Ramirez .... special thanks
Larry and Donna Renehan .... special thanks
Christine J. Russo .... special thanks
Evan Scher .... special thanks: legal services
Erica Small .... special thanks: legal services
Atsuko Takano .... special thanks
Masaki Takano .... special thanks
Joanna Van Hiel .... special thanks: legal services
Fred Vasquez .... special thanks: legal services
Zhizi Xiong .... special thanks

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Rated R for some sexual references and teen partying
USA:109 min


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Good job, 9 April 2015
Author: vchimpanzee from NC

History teacher and guidance counselor Miss Ruiz speaks to a high school gym class made up mostly of Latino kids. She's hoping some of them will listen because few Latino kids in the Los Angeles schools go on to college, their best bet at improving their status in life.

In history class, Jordin makes it clear he's not interested in what Miss Ruiz has to say, and he uses a word that I'm not sure was even allowed when the version I saw was being cleaned up for TV (though this word is often used on broadcast TV). Miss Ruiz kicks him out of class.

Felipa, a nerdy but somewhat attractive girl from New York City who moved in with her beautiful cousin Kika and her parents when her mom couldn't handle the responsibility of a child or anything else, is interested in a scholarship. Jordin sees her when he is waiting to be chastised by the school principal, but he doesn't think too much about her. Or does he?

Jordin lost his mother when he was too young to know her. In fact, the truth is that giving birth to Jordin was very risky and some wrong decisions were made. His father, who sells cars along with Jordin's dropout brother, expects Jordin not to send up like his brother, and he is very demanding and borderline abusive. Yet we do see he really cares for his sons.

Jordin has a reputation. He acts very macho in front of his friends and wants to impress them by flirting with as many hot girls as possible, including Kika. And eventually getting some of them in bed with him.

And yet when Kika and Felipa are together, somehow Jordin wants to hang out with Felipa. Just as a friend. I'm not entirely clear on what happened, but it might have been a bet that he could resist the hot girl and go for the ugly one instead.

But Jordin really does seem to fall for Felipa. He just won't admit it to anyone else. And he goes after Kika to show he's still got it. Kika, who is somewhat shallow and not particularly brainy, is actually jealous of her cousin, when one would expect things to be the other way around.

Meanwhile, Jordin makes the discovery that his biological father is a college professor. In the process of going to find out more about the man and about the mother he never knew, he just might be inspired to go to college.

So will things turn out well for Jordin? What about his romance with Felipa?

This is a very good movie. Although there are some stereotypical images, this movie does make an attempt to show positive images of Latinos as well. Veronica Diaz-Carranza and E.J. Bonilla both do very good jobs, and so do many of the leading actors.

Jennifer Esposito, in addition to being hot for her age, gives a strong performance. She's tough. She can handle whatever Jordin throws at her, and still care about him enough to help him in life.

This is a worthy effort.

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