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English as a Second Language (2005)

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Bolivar De La Cruz, with a baby on the way, has just made the treacherous journey over the border from Mexico to Los Angeles, California, home of the beautiful and restless Lola Sara, whose... See full summary »

Director:

Youssef Delara

Writer:

Youssef Delara (as A.Y. Dexter Delara)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kuno Becker ... Bolivar De La Cruz
Danielle Camastra ... Lola Sara
John Michael Higgins ... Norman Benjamin
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Consuelo Sara
Treva Etienne ... Donovan
Efrain Figueroa ... Eduardo Sara
Harold Gould ... Wayne
Sal Lopez ... Pepe
Odessa Rae ... Micari (as Jennifer Holmes)
Soledad St. Hilaire ... Aunt Maria
Lorena Kichik ... Esmeralda De La Cruz
Armelia McQueen Armelia McQueen ... Nurse Wanda
Lillian Hurst ... Juanita
Lina Acosta ... Petra
Saul Huezo ... Jesus (as Saúl Huezo)
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Bolivar De La Cruz, with a baby on the way, has just made the treacherous journey over the border from Mexico to Los Angeles, California, home of the beautiful and restless Lola Sara, whose parents made the same journey some twenty years ago. Now two people from very different sides of the same culture find themselves on a collision course with the events that will change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

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How far would you go to live the American Dream?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality, violence and brief drug use

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How far would you go to live the America Dream?
28 February 2006 | by chrisg-26See all my reviews

ESL is a well written and executed film. It has a gritty feel with well developed characters and a plot that does not follow the traditional Hollywood or Indie film cookie cutter arc. Better looking on screen than most indie films which have seen release. This film deserves to be made available to an audience. I saw a screening at the LA Latin Film festival and watched as an audience of over 1000 people were swept up in a story that took us all on a ride we will not soon forget. ESL surpasses similar films of the "Latin American experience" genre such as "Real Women have curves", "Girl Fight" and "Tortilla Soup" with actors who are new to me such as Kuno Becker but whom stand out as talent that will make a mark on the film industry.


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USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stesso sogno See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Cima Productions See more »
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