Ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate in Mexico and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.

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Heidi Ewing

Writers:

Heidi Ewing, Alan Page (as Alan Page Arriaga)
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Credited cast:
Armando Espitia ... Iván
Christian Vazquez ... Gerardo
Michelle Rodríguez ... Sandra
Ángeles Cruz Ángeles Cruz ... Rosa Maria
Raúl Briones ... Marcos
Arcelia Ramírez ... Magda
Pascacio López Pascacio López ... César
Michelle González ... Paola
Luis Alberti Luis Alberti ... Cucusa
Yael Tadeo Yael Tadeo ... Young Iván
Nery Arredondo Nery Arredondo ... Young Gerardo
Alexia Morales Alexia Morales ... Young Sandra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Érick Israel Consuelo Érick Israel Consuelo ... Hijo de Coyote
Vianny Guevara Vianny Guevara ... Delivery Boy
Pedro Hernández Pedro Hernández ... Coyote
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An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. Based on a true story, ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.

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Drama

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Older Iván: Have you ever had that dream where you're back in Mexico? I have it all the time. The jacaranda blossoms strewn in the street. The colors of the market. I can see them. It's so real. There are days when the feeling doesn't leave me. I carry it with me, wherever I go. Sometimes I confuse my dreams with memories. Because a part of me is still there. I'm sorry. I don't know if destiny exists. But what I do know is that life gives us all a surprise. You are my surprise. And I am yours. And we are ...
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The older versions of the characters are the real-life people
17 January 2021 | by classic-henrySee all my reviews

This film is a documentary-fiction hybrid. Other reviewers speak entirely from ignorance when they criticize the film for using the real people who the characters portray as the younger Iván and Gerardo.

Depicting graphic sex is immaterial to quality visual storytelling. If you're sad you didn't get to see that, there are plenty of websites for that.

If you want an innovative, sensitive story of sexual and ethnic oppression, this film is it.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

26 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Carry You with Me See more »

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16:9 HD
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