My Family (1995)




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Featuring Jennifer Lopez in her first major big-screen role, Gregory Nava's My Family traces three generations of the Sanchez's, a Mexican-American family living in East Los Angeles. Beginning in the 1930s, the film outlines the struggles faced by Jose (Jacob Vargas) and Maria (Lopez) as a recently immigrated married couple raising a family. As Jose and Maria age, the focus shifts to their son, Jimmy (Jimmy Smits), as he starts his own family in the 1960s. While Lopez' role was uncredited, she … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Anna Thomas, Gregory Nava
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On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
New Line Home Entertainment

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as Jimmy Sanchez

as Paco, the Narrator

as Maria Sanchez

as Isabel Magana

as Young Jose Sanchez

as Young Maria

as Memo Sanchez

as Roberto's Girlfriend

as El California

as Maria's Employer

as Maria's Aunt

as Little Irene

as The Boatman

as Baby Irene

as Irene Sanchez

as Young Irene Sanchez

as Butch Mejia

as Young Jimmy

as Toni Sanchez

as David Ronconi

as Karen Gillespie

as Ox Cart Driver

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as Young Paco

as Young Memo

as Mariachi

as Chucho's Friend

as Chucho's Friend

as Eddie's Mom

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as Ballplayer No. 1

as Ballplayer No. 2

as Officer

as Sergeant

as Young Officer

as Prison Guard

as Gerardo

as Old Man on Balcony

as Dr. McNally

as Nurse

as Tamalito

as Woman with Groceries

as Mrs. Gillespie

as Mr. Gillespie

as Young Irene Sanchez

as Butch Mejia
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Critic Reviews for My Family

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | May 3, 1995
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | October 9, 2008
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for My Family


Great movie!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

(1995 Director: Gregory Nava) This is a surprising tale & a tribute to its director. I never even heard of it before. But was bored & decided to watch something Instant Play on I laughed. I cried. There is real humor and real sorrow.....Se watta deo....I wish one person in my family had the love these people have for their family members. Jimmy Smits was excellently cast as the adult Jimmy, one of several children born to this amazing couple whose life is torn in so many ways...

Teresa S

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I couldn't get through the whole movie...To be honest, it wasn't that interesting, not boring, just bland"

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