This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly ... See full summary »
We saw this film at Sundance, and looked forward to seeing it as it was filmed in our favorite state! The idea of the story is a good one, and there were many scenes that worked well. However, some editing is needed here. The movie is much too long (over 2 hours) and parts of it just dragged by. The filmmaker had lots to say, but much of what was said in the movie could have easily been shown in a much shorter version. Many scenes went on and on when we got the idea in the first few seconds. The dialog was stilted and unnatural in several scenes, which was distracting. There were some side stories that were completely unnecessary to the main idea of the film. However, the performances by the 3 lead actresses were wonderful, and the three of them make this movie worth watching.
*note* I see that I am in the "hated it" category for reviews. I didn't hate the movie, I just thought it was a bit flawed.
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