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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

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 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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22 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Yolanda és Mari See more »

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Two teenagers and one confusing relationship.
3 February 2014 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

After observing low ratings and bad reviews it turned out to be an unexpected surprise. I don't know why this movie was largely ignored. To me it looked more than a fine movie. The director exploited to tell the confusion between friendship and homosexual in the early age of puberty.

The cast was very good, it was one of the main reasons for movie to appeal. This lesbian movie had some of great emotional scenes over the struggle of daily life. Especially about the immigrants who find hard to fit in new and rich society. It is not your regular homosexual theme where a girl meets another. Like I said, it briefs some of social problems as well the theme of youngster's first ever relationship when they begin to gain sexual maturity.

It is a coming-of-age tale that centers on a relationship between two Latin teenagers Yolanda and Mari. Mari is a new neighbor to YolandaYolanda, who actually becomes her classmate. When they are assigned to be a study partner, their relationship grows stronger and become a thick friends. At a certain point the bond between them confuses over sexuality. After knowing each other's different family background and problems behind that they decide to be friends forever but affection won't stop haunting them.

There are many movies with a similar theme I have seen. Movies like 'Water Lilies' and 'Jack and Diane' are very close to it, but takes place at different circumstances. This movie is more outspread on its sub-plot than what lesbian theme usual would offer. What I mean is the movie is not all about sex, in fact, there were none sex scenes. It actually speaks about surrounding of the lesbian concept like family, friends, jobs, struggleness, studies etc. Probably everyone won't enjoy it, but still a decent one though. Hoping the director who debuted with this would make more great movies in the near future, wish her a good luck.


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