How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer Reviews
Some good things about the film.
This movie understands dark humor well. It also understands that its audience can determine things for themselves, not giving us reasons for every decision one of the characters make. The film has amazing cinematography, which really captured this tiny town in Arizona.
Some bad things about this film.
Again, while the leads were top notch, the secondary cast were just plain bad. This film is a bit confused, being funny in places where it shouldn't. Also, it was a bit drawn out and boring.
Overall this film is above sub-par, and is a pretty decent drama with a good lead cast and beautiful cinematography.
[color=slategray]What a nice suprise this film is. [QUOTE]It is made and written with a sense of authenticity that is rarely present in films today.[/QUOTE] [/color]
[color=#708090]Elizabeth Pena shines as one of the three Garcia women. She is raising her daughter while trying to look after her aging mother. Her life has become mundane and she desperately seeks some excitement an companionship.[/color]
[color=#708090]The story also follows her mother and daughter with their stories. Each segment features superior performances and realistic abandonment. The film could have been cut down a bit, but it leaves a lasting and fond impression.[/color]
I understand I'm not a paid movie critic but I've seen enough movies in my life to know a piece of forced artistic crap when I see it. All three actresses are very good but the movie itself is far from barely palatable. I don't understand what movie all the other critics have seen, but if it was the same one I saw, they are clearly full of themselves if they use any $10 dollar word to describe what is simpy dull.