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Tangerine (2015)

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A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

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A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

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Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, and drug use | See all certifications »

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$100,000 (estimated)

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$74,934 (USA) (17 July 2015)

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$701,837 (USA) (16 October 2015)
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Set in Los Angeles primarily at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue. This is an area notorious for drugs and prostitution. See more »

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While on the bus the date flashes on the screen revealing that film takes place on December 24, 2014. However, all of the posters and billboards of movies are for movies released in January or February of 2014, revealing that was around the time when filming took place. See more »

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[first lines]
Sin-Dee: Merry Christmas Eve, Bitch.
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Featured in Film '72: Episode #44.9 (2015) See more »

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Definitely seems like you're watching real people, doing real things!
14 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'TANGERINE': Four Stars (Out of Five)

Critically acclaimed indie flick; about a transgender prostitute, searching for her boyfriend (a pimp who cheated on her), in Hollywood, on Christmas Eve. The movie was directed by Sean S. Baker, and written by Baker and Chris Bergoch. It stars Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O'Hagan and James Ransone. The film was made on a budget of just $100,000; and it was shot (entirely) on three iPhone 5s smartphones! It's definitely a well made, and very memorable, movie.

The story takes place on Christmas Eve, 2014; in Hollywood. Sin-Dee Rella (Rodriguez), a transgender sex worker, just got out of prison; after serving a 28-day sentence. She meets another transgender prostitute, her friend Alexandra (Taylor), at a donut shop. Alexandra (accidentally) informs Sin-Dee, that her boyfriend, a pimp named Chester (Ransone), cheated on her; while she was in prison. Sin-Dee goes ballistic, and spends the rest of the day, looking for him; and his new mistress (O'Hagan).

Despite being filmed on iPhones, the movie is surprisingly beautiful at times; especially in it's most poignant, and very subtle, moments! It's dirty, and very disgusting, a lot of the time too; but it's also very moving. The two lead performances are impressive, and they're performed by openly transgender actresses (too); and the supporting cast is all good as well. The movie definitely seems like you're watching real people, doing real things; in a part of life, I'm not familiar with (which makes it all the more fascinating). It's an impressive little film!

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