Quinceañera


Quinceañera
A big winner at Sundance, this arthouse release looks at the predicament of a fourteen year old Mexican girl, who finds herself pregnant without having had intercouse. She is coming up to her fifteenth birthday, which is a big event in her community. When her religious father finds out, she is packed off to live with her gay cousin and saintly uncle. This new makeshift family grows closer together as the pregnancy progresses and they learn about each other and life.

84 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Drama, Gay interest, On the art circuit
Whoops, accidents happen....
Whoops, accidents happen....

Credits

Cast
Emily Rios, Jesse Garcia, Chalo Gonzalez
Director
Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
ScreenplayRichard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
MusicViktor Bock, Michael B. Jeter, J. Peter Robinson, Micko Westmoreland
CinematographyEric Steelberg
EditingRobin Katz, Clay Zimmerman
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2006
Produced byCinetic Media, Kitchen Sink Entertainment LLC

Official Site | IMDB page
Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent, mild impact
NudityNone
SexBriefly implied, infrequent, brief kisses
ViolenceMild, low impact violence — infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconThis is a gentle, sweet story about two young people discovering and putting their values to the test.
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconQuinceanera is 'n aangrypende, realistiese drama.
10
Cape Times
Kevin Thomas quote iconStudy of relationships steers clear of sentimentality.
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
10
The Citizen
Sabrina Dean quote iconQuinceanera needs polish, tightening up and a single major theme.
9
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconSerious but charming, controversial but delicate.
15
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconQuinceanera manages the seemingly impossible by combining weighty drama with feel-good cinema.
15
BBC
Tom Dawson quote iconCo-directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland have fashioned a sprightly and tender coming-of-age drama, which combines social commentary, engaging characterisations and a vivid sense of place.
15
Box Office
Ray Greene quote iconQuinceanera hits all the right emotional buttons, though the acting is weak at times, and the cinematography is grungy and inappropriate to the ultimately rather airy subject matter.
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconFull of acute observations about the social changes and economic divisions that are present not just within the neighbourhood but the cousins' own families, Quinceañera has far more valuable things to say about Los Angeles than Crash ever did.
10
Metacritic.com
31 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
93 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA sweet crowd-pleaser that's also perceptive.
17

What the People say

Internet
1241 Netizens quote iconMy friend and I have been obsessively talking about this gem of a movie ever since leaving the theater
10

Average .. 60%

12




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