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Mosquita y Mari (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 May 2013 (USA)
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After being assigned as study partners, two Chicana high schoolers find a bond that confuses them at times.

Director:

Aurora Guerrero

Writer:

Aurora Guerrero
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Cast

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 ... 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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Genres:

Drama

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Connections

Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

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Bestia
Written by Denise Janelle Gutierrez Mendoza, Gabriel Leon, and Fernando Burgos Dominguez of Hello Seahorse!
Performed by Hello Seahorse! Julieta Venegas Remix
Courtesy of Nacional Records/Cookman International
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beautiful exploration of teenage friendships
13 May 2014 | by mcguire_stellaSee all my reviews

Mari is a tough kid who moves into town. Yolanda, a sweet kid and good student with a happy home life, befriends this petty thief and all around grouch. A beautiful friendship blossoms around a backdrop of teenage drama, parental expectation, academic pressures, boys, immigrant communities, financial instability and our protagonists hopes and fears for the future. The director allows the friendship to grown in an organic and quite realistic way.

The movie is slow and the director does not spoon-feed the viewer. We are left to read between the lines, something which is facilitated by great (bilingual) performances all around.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

14 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mosquita y Mari 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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