Written October 22, 2012
I read this book back when it first came out and I loved it and now the movie seals the deal. It is a fabulous movie. A defininate must see!
Written October 23, 2012
We drove up to Santa Fe to see the movie and we loved it. Our son came with us and he also enjoyed the movie. Bless Me Ultima brings back so many memories of growing up hispanic in New Mexico, including listening to the gossiping ladies whispering "they say she is a bruja" (a witch). Makes me want to read the book again. The film was done very well and the actors were awesome.
Written February 25, 2013
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Written October 26, 2012
A movie with a powerful, yet subtle message that is shown in a compelling way through the eyes & experiences of a young, innocent boy growing up in New Mexico.
Written October 30, 2012
This is an amazing movie. It's faithful to Rudolfo Anaya's story of a boy growing up in a small town in northern New Mexico in the 1940's. The actors looked absolutely right for their parts (and they can act, too!). I don't know if I'd take a child under the age of 10 or 11: it's a thoughtful film, and it's got intelligent writing in place of special effects. It captures what it's like to be a seven or eight year old child, whatever your sex, race or background: the experiences of growing up, making friends, and facing the terrors that all children face are universal. And I, a college-educated, older adult felt a thrill of superstitious horror at the sight of . . . I can't describe the incidents or plot and do them justice. It's a beautiful film and a moving one. I live in New Mexico (moved here from Seattle), and for me, Bless Me, Ultima explains New Mexico. The state's nickname, "The Land of Enchantment" isn't just a silly advertising gimmick.