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Mosquita y Mari (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 22 January 2012 (USA)
After being assigned as study partners, two Chicana high schoolers find a bond that confuses them at times.

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Yolanda
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Mari
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Mr. Olveros
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Mrs. Olveros
Dulce Maria Solis ...
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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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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Las Cruces de Tijuana
Written by Jonathan F. Rios
Performed by La Pobreska
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Two teenagers and one confusing relationship.
3 February 2014 | by (Somewhere in the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

After observing low ratings and bad reviews it turned out to be an unexpected surprise. I don't know why this movie was largely ignored. To me it looked more than a fine movie. The director exploited to tell the confusion between friendship and homosexual in the early age of puberty.

The cast was very good, it was one of the main reasons for movie to appeal. This lesbian movie had some of great emotional scenes over the struggle of daily life. Especially about the immigrants who find hard to fit in new and rich society. It is not your regular homosexual theme where a girl meets another. Like I said, it briefs some of social problems as well the theme of youngster's first ever relationship when they begin to gain sexual maturity.

It is a coming-of-age tale that centers on a relationship between two Latin teenagers Yolanda and Mari. Mari is a new neighbor to YolandaYolanda, who actually becomes her classmate. When they are assigned to be a study partner, their relationship grows stronger and become a thick friends. At a certain point the bond between them confuses over sexuality. After knowing each other's different family background and problems behind that they decide to be friends forever but affection won't stop haunting them.

There are many movies with a similar theme I have seen. Movies like 'Water Lilies' and 'Jack and Diane' are very close to it, but takes place at different circumstances. This movie is more outspread on its sub-plot than what lesbian theme usual would offer. What I mean is the movie is not all about sex, in fact, there were none sex scenes. It actually speaks about surrounding of the lesbian concept like family, friends, jobs, struggleness, studies etc. Probably everyone won't enjoy it, but still a decent one though. Hoping the director who debuted with this would make more great movies in the near future, wish her a good luck.


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