Written February 23, 2013
The acting in this movie was outstanding. I felt a connection to the characters which made the experience more dramatic. It was a great story told in a loving way.
Written March 03, 2013
I read the book and was really excited to see this movie but the week that it opened, our area was hit with a snow storm. One week later, AMC Theaters decided to pull the movie due to poor sales. I wrote AMC Theater Headquarters and they responded to me immediately. After expressing my disappointment in not giving this movie an opportunity due to the snow blizzard and AMC closing for two of the seven days it showed, they decided because of my persistence to bring it back for one more week. I was not going to let this depiction of a good Chicano family oriented film go down like that here in the Kansas City area. My son, who is 13 loved it along with my military husband as we all agreed we saw some part of our family on screen. It followed and respected the book flawlessly and we will definitely see it again before they pull it again. It is not often that we get to see
a Mexican-American family on screen with more than three generations of American born characters. Amazing!
Written November 11, 2012
Wonderful movie that captures the essence of the book. I fell in love with both the young boy playing Antonio and the wise curandara Ultima. If you read the book, you'll enjoy the movie.