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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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Allison Anders

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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 ... 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:

$3,267,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,267,313
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of the cast members, Nica, died of a drug overdose a few months after shooting was completed. She left behind a two and a half year old son, which director Allison Anders subsequently adopted. 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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The Good Hit
Performed by Funkdoobiest
Written by Son Doobie (as Jason Vasquez), Tyrone Pacheco, Larry Muggerud (as DJ Muggs) and DJ Ralph
Funkdoobiest Music/Immoral/BMG/Soul Assassin/MCA (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Immoral/Epic Records
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Very hard girls
2 October 2003 | by ill_behaviorSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of cheap movies, and again I'm shown an excellent example here of intelligent shoe-string filmmaking.

The story revolves around the hispanic girl gang of Echo Park, while there is no story as such, the floating viewpoint takes in the mindsets of all the characters and gives a kind of overview of what it's like to live your life to the strict rules of gang culture.

Some of the women look very hard indeed, and I found out later a few are actual gang members. Very impressive. Watch out for cameos by a young Spike Jonze and Jason Lee. That's a footnote though, the film is enjoyable, the medium pace never stretches your patience and the performances are very good.

Themes of retribution, faith, friendship and loyalty are the main talking points, but I'd recommend this film to anyone with a slight interest in gang culture and in this case, female gangs.


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