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Mi vida loca (1993)

R | | Crime, Drama | 15 July 1994 (USA)
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Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angel Aviles Angel Aviles ... Sad Girl
Seidy Lopez ... Mousie
Jacob Vargas ... Ernesto
Devine Devine ... Devine
Monica Lutton Monica Lutton ... Chucky
Christina Solis Christina Solis ... Baby Doll
Panchito Gómez Panchito Gómez ... Joker Bird (as Panchito Gomez)
Verónica Arellano Verónica Arellano ... Stranger
Arthur Esquer Arthur Esquer ... Shadow
Gabriel Gonzales Gabriel Gonzales ... Sleepy
Ángelo Martínez Ángelo Martínez ... Rascal (as Angelo Martinez)
Nélida López Nélida López ... Whisper (as Nelida Lopez)
Magali Alvarado Magali Alvarado ... La Blue Eyes
Jesse Borrego ... El Duran
Marita De Leon ... River Valley Girl
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Storyline

Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies. While their dispute escalates towards violence, the violence of the world around them soon also impacts their lives. Written by Reid Gagle

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Mothers. Warriors. Sisters. Survivors.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Crazy Life See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,269,420
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Lee's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Sad Girl: When Mousie and me joined our gang, all the names were taken except Mousie and Sad Girl. Everyone said Maribel should be Mousie cuz she was so little. Sleepy said "No stupid because then we're gonna have to name Mona Sad Girl and she's not sad at all." Rascal said "Stupid , it don't matter." Sleepy was mad and kept saying "She's too happy to be Sad Girl."
[cut to Sad Girl sitting in a chair with a baby in her lap]
Sad Girl: "But they don't say that to me no more."
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Natural High
Performed by Los Lobos
Written by Charles McCormick
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Courtesy of Slash Records
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The Hood
22 March 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Mousie and Sad Girl are childhood best friends in a contemporary Los Angeles poor Hispanic neighborhood. But when Sad Girl becomes pregnant by Mousie's boyfriend, a drug dealer named Ernesto, the two become bitter enemies.

At the time of filming, most of the cast was made up of unknown actors, some of whom were actual gang members from Echo Park (such as Danny Trejo). It also includes the first film appearances from Salma Hayek and Jason Lee, in small roles. That last point makes the film important in its own strange way.

I suppose you could see this film as something of a follow-up and answer to Dennis Hopper's "Colors". Set a few years later, it covers some of the same ground, just on a lower budget.


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