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Casi casi (2006)

PG | | Adventure, Comedy | 2006 (USA)
Running for Student Council President will impress the popular girl, until she decides she wants to be president, too.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marian Pabon Marian Pabon ... Principal Richardson
Mario Pabón Mario Pabón ... Emilio
Irene Sofia Lucio ... María Eugenia (as Irene Lucio)
Alexis Arce Alexis Arce ... Mónica
Ricardo Arias Ricardo Arias ... Alfredo
Fernando Castro-Álvarez Fernando Castro-Álvarez ... Ángel
Marisa Gómez Marisa Gómez ... Natalia
Maite Cantó Maite Cantó ... Jacklynne
Albert Rodriguez Albert Rodriguez ... Mr. Bismark
Manuel Benítez Manuel Benítez ... Manolete
Tino García Tino García ... Don Paco
Wanda L. Sais Wanda L. Sais ... Cashier
Tatiana Rosado Tatiana Rosado ... Jessica
Teresa Casellas Teresa Casellas ... Maryjane
Annie Catalá Annie Catalá ... Amparo
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Emilio is a normal teenager who somehow finds himself being sent to the principal's office every other week. He has a crush on Jacklynne, the most popular girl in school, so he decides to run for Student Council President in order to impress her. After announcing his candidacy, Emilio discovers, to his horror, that Jacklynne herself will be running for office against him. Emotions fly high as campaign fever intensifies. Not wanting to lose his chance to win her heart, Emilio devises a risky plan that could come to a disastrous end if the tyrannous school principal gets wind of his scheme. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some crude humor

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Country:

Puerto Rico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Production Co:

Lirica See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Casi Casi 2 has been in the works since the release of the original. See more »

Goofs

A Casi Casi 3 has been in the works since the release of Casi Casi 2. Since everyone loved the first Casi Casi, the writers decided it was in their best interest to make a 3rd one. See more »

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Featured in Cinema Puerto Rico: una antropología visual (2014) See more »

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Great movie for the whole family!
23 May 2007 | by kuzkoSee all my reviews

Part teen comedy, part caper, with a dash of romance and a whole lot of thrills, "Casi Casi" is a refreshingly fun, funny, and exciting romp through High School. The movie follows the adventures of Emilio (Mario Pabon) as he enlists his five pals to help him woo the girl of his dreams, the popular Jacklynne (Maite Canto). Of course, everything goes wrong in the process, and the resulting mayhem is a joy to watch. Kids will get a kick out of this, and parents will be thoroughly entertained as well.

The first half plays like "Clueless" or "The Breakfast Club", as we are introduced to the quirky group of friends and their arch-nemesis School Principal. As the plot unfolds, the tone shifts into more of a caper-comedy, and by the time the second half starts, it's a break-in heist movie in full-out "Mission: Impossible" mode, complete with chase sequences, daring rescues, and many exciting close calls. There's no violence, blood, or guns, but the film somehow creates a level of urgency and excitement not typically found in teen comedies.

The palpable danger is provided in spades by the main villainess of the movie, the deliciously evil Principal Richardson (Marian Pabon). Her penetrating glare alone is chilling enough, and as she progressively loses her temper she is a sight to behold! The acting is great across the board, and is evident in the chemistry between the six kids. They have a very convincing group camaraderie, and behave like real friends. Most of the action takes place in the hallways of the school, which gives the film a tense, claustrophobic feel. The music deserves particular attention, with a great blend of sweeping, epic orchestral score and flavorful Latin salsa tunes. It elevates the emotions and succeeds in transitioning from romance to comedy and adventure without missing a beat.

The DVD includes a very candid and entertaining full length audio commentary by the writers/directors, as well as a fun half-hour "making-of" featurette. It's really amazing to see how a film can be made with such few resources available (it was shot with one video camera and edited on a home computer) and still provide compelling, honest, and exciting family-friendly entertainment. Highly recommended!


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