Written March 14, 2008
What a GREAT movie!! Adrian Alonzo is fabulous as Carlitos, and Kate Del Castillo is wonderful as his mom. America Ferrara is terrific in her small but pivotal part. Without being "preachy" this movie tells a story of the difficulties facing illegals who must leave their families behind to make a better life in the US. The boy's odyssy to reunite with his mother is dramatic, heart-wrenching, and done with enough humor to make you want to see it again and again. I can't wait to get the soundtrack too - it's a musical delight.
5 out of 5 stars!
Written March 19, 2008
MOST Definitely recommend this movie!!! I hadn't heard of this movie before but when i went to the premiere last night i came out crying and Laughing and absolutely loving this movie!! Great acting, plot everything! So for those of you that 'don't care' for this movie, please take a second look cause its obvious you have no idea what your missing! I Love Eugenio Derbez and Kate!! But the kid did an outsanding job!!! =)
Written March 23, 2008
What a bunch of poor illegal immigrant propoganda.
Written March 21, 2008
" ***** " OH LORD, JESUS, POPE, OR WHOEVER YOU WANT TO RELY ON TO SOUND BELIEVABLE...
People, and let me say it again, P-E-O-P-L-E, please don't give up your ability to believe that you can actually go in and come out of a screening without finding new meanings or reconsidering your level of empathy for other human beings. Suspend your thoughts about immigration laws and do not feel LESS to ignore the club of the hearts of stone and selfish brains who here just want to stress that this POWERFUL AND EVOCATIVE film is only in theaters to justify illegals.
This movie may be somewhat predictable for some, extremely unrealistic for others, or just too much of a "melodrama" for a person who probably has always had a bed, cereal, and his or her parents at the end of every day but that is the beauty of watching movies...WE ALL EITHER LEARN FROM THEM, CONSIDER NEW MEANINGS TO DIFFERENT THINGS, OR JUST GET DISTRACTED IN VAIN.
By watching this film I confirm I'm not empty; I care.
Written April 02, 2008