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Mosquita y Mari (2012)

 -  Drama  -  22 January 2012 (USA)
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After being assigned as study partners, two Chicana high schoolers find a bond that confuses them at times.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fenessa Pineda ...
Yolanda
Venecia Troncoso ...
Mari
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Mr. Olveros
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Mrs. Olveros
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Mrs. Rodriguez
Marisela Uscanga ...
Vicky
Melissa Uscanga ...
Vero
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Mr. Galvez
Armando Cosio ...
Don Pedro
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Dona Herlinda
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Pablo
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Photoshop Owner
Samy Zaragoza ...
Olivia
Johnny Rios ...
Marlon
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Security Guard
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After being assigned as study partners, two Chicana high schoolers find a bond that confuses them at times.

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Yolanda és Mari  »

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Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

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Sonora Love
Written and performed by Gerardo Hernadez, Marcelo Aquino and Oliver del Valle
Courtesy of La Furia con Lujuria Sonidera
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beautiful exploration of teenage friendships
13 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mari is a tough kid who moves into town. Yolanda, a sweet kid and good student with a happy home life, befriends this petty thief and all around grouch. A beautiful friendship blossoms around a backdrop of teenage drama, parental expectation, academic pressures, boys, immigrant communities, financial instability and our protagonists hopes and fears for the future. The director allows the friendship to grown in an organic and quite realistic way.

The movie is slow and the director does not spoon-feed the viewer. We are left to read between the lines, something which is facilitated by great (bilingual) performances all around.


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