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Las hijas de Abril (2017)

A pregnant 17-year-old decides to keep her condition to herself, enjoying a calm life in Puerto Vallarta. But, why on earth hadn't the inexperienced mother-to-be sought for assistance earlier? Can a mere child raise a kid on her own?

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Michel Franco

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Michel Franco

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Credited cast:
Emma Suárez ... Abril
Ana Valeria Becerril Ana Valeria Becerril ... Valeria
Enrique Arrizon Enrique Arrizon ... Mateo
Joanna Larequi Joanna Larequi ... Clara
Hernán Mendoza ... Gregorio
Tony Dalton ... Álvaro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Cortes Ivan Cortes ... Jorge
Mario Escalante Mario Escalante ... Taxi Driver
María E. Sandoval María E. Sandoval ... Directora del DIF
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Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having a baby in the house, Clara decides to call their mother. April arrives, willing to her daughters, but we soon understand why Valeria had wanted her to stay away. Written by midoehab-66537

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

23 June 2017 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

April lánya See more »

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Mexico City, Mexico See more »

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Lucia Films,Trebol Stone See more »
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Good for a few laughs
10 July 2018 | by kwstas-97843See all my reviews

Not much to say about this movie. The acting was good, but that's the only half decent thing it has going on. The rest is laughable and ridiculous at best. Valerie was the only character with seemingly human emotions. Clara was just... there. Not much going on about her except her obesity issues. Mateo was as dumb as people get - any more and he would be a dolphin. The mother though is the icing on the cake. She is just plain old clinically crazy! And of course the movie doesn't bother giving us closure on anything going on inside her head.

Regarding the plot. Not much going on here. We witness the worst parents on earth. That's it.

I watched it with a friend of mine and we had lots of laughs, so if you want to have some fun and have an interesting evening with your friends then by all means watch this. You will not regret it (perhaps).


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