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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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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

22 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yolanda és Mari See more »

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

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Don de Dios
Ft. Gemila
Written and performed by Marcelo De Jesús Aquino Ruiz
Courtesy of México 72
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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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