Saturday, February 03, 2007

QUINCEÑERA

QUINCEÑERA is a great character-driven independent film about a 14 year-old Mexican American girl who becomes unexpectedly pregnant, and the story of her gay cousin. They both end up living with their 84 year-old great-grand-uncle.

Although the movie is generally well written and well acted, the movie is stolen by the effortless performance of Chalo Gonzalez, whose screen credits date back to THE WILD BUNCH. He's a complete natural as an actor, and it's amazing that we haven't seen much more of him in film. I hope someone finds another role for an octogenarian Latino, before it's too late.

Definitely worth the time.
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