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Mosquita y Mari (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 22 January 2012 (USA)
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After being assigned as study partners, two Chicana high schoolers find a bond that confuses them at times.

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Aurora Guerrero

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Aurora Guerrero
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fenessa Pineda ... Yolanda
Venecia Troncoso ... Mari
Joaquín Garrido ... Mr. Olveros
Laura Patalano ... Mrs. Olveros
Dulce Maria Solis Dulce Maria Solis ... Mrs. Rodriguez
Marisela Uscanga Marisela Uscanga ... Vicky
Melissa Uscanga Melissa Uscanga ... Vero
Omar Leyva ... Mr. Galvez
Armando Cosio ... Don Pedro
Tonita Castro ... Dona Herlinda
Paul Lincoln Alayo ... Pablo (as Paul Alayo)
Virginia Montero ... Photoshop Owner
Samy Zaragoza Samy Zaragoza ... Olivia
Johnny Rios Johnny Rios ... Marlon
Annie McKnight Annie McKnight ... Security Guard
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After being assigned as study partners, two Chicana high schoolers find a bond that confuses them at times.

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

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Mi Corazon Es Para Ti
Written and performed by Raiz Organica
Courtesy of Raiz Organica
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Tasteful and extremely well done movie
13 May 2012 | by TrufflesAndYouSee all my reviews

"Mosquita y Mari" is one of the best coming-of-age movies I have seen. The friendship that grows between the two main characters, Mosquita & Mari, feels so pure, so believable... Aurora Guerrero perfectly manages to transmit the audience the feelings the two girls are experiencing... and I also think she did a great job with the mothers of both girls. A mother myself, I see in those two characters pieces of real mothers I know... My favorite portrayal is Mosquita's mother and her unspoken frustration about those truncated dreams of her youth. Very little she says on that matter, but yet we can feel it completely.

The music and the photography in "Mosquita y Mari" are also remarkable. Aurora Guerrero does a fine job portraying the bi-cultural world of the characters. This movie is an exceptional addition to the Latino film scene and it is unquestionably a must-see.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

22 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,070, 5 August 2012

Gross USA:

$9,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,000
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