Quinceañera (2006)



Critic Consensus: This slice-of-life story of a teenage girl in Echo Park is both a sweet crowd-pleaser and a perceptive look at socioeconomic community issues.

Movie Info

A Hispanic teenager travels the rough road to adult responsibility earlier than she expected in this independent drama. Magdalena (Emily Rios) is a young Latina who is looking forward to her upcoming quinceañera celebration -- the 15th birthday party that marks the passage into adulthood for Mexican-American women. Magdalena's expectations are raised by the lavish party her older cousin Eileen (Alicia Sixtos) gets for the occasion, but Magdalena's mother (Araceli Guzman-Rico) and father (Jesus … More

Rating: R (for language, some sexual content and drug use)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 9, 2007
Box Office: $1.5M
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site


as Magdalena

as Carlos

as Eileen

as Uncle Walter

as Herman

as Tio Tomas

as Herman's Mother

as Chambelàn

as Aunt Silvia

as The Quinceañera's Ma...

as Jasmine

as Aunt Isabella

as Aunt Sandra

as Stephen

as Alejandro

as Dancing Boy

as Videographer

as Aunt Candy

as Young Girl

as Magdelena's Brother

as Uncle Juan

as Maria's Mother

as Flirty Guy

as Alejandro

as Neighbor

as Bass Player

as Punky Girl

as Alternative Girl

as Dinner Party Guest

as Artsy Woman

as Car Wash Manager

as Frantic Lady

as Melancholy Lady

as Melancholy Lady

as Slumlord

as The Quinceañera Cour...

as The Quinceañera Cour...

as The Quinceañera Cour...

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as Jasmine
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Critic Reviews for Quinceañera

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (38)

Touching, charming and very engagingly played, it offers perceptive insights into LA Latino culture as well as solid, slightly old-fashioned entertainment.

Full Review… | September 28, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The setting and the people in it make Quinceanera a party worth an RSVP.

Full Review… | September 15, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

It feels awkward, both in the pat screenplay and the uneven direction.

Full Review… | August 31, 2006
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

You realize that, while pretending to break ground, Quinceañera is ultimately stuck in familiar Hollywood formulas.

Full Review… | August 31, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

This celebrated Sundance prizewinner doesn't look quite so special. Actually, it seems Very Special--as in one of those Very Special Episodes of an ongoing television series.

Full Review… | August 25, 2007

The writing is not always as developed as one would wish it, but this seems almost paltry in light of the dramatic truth and rivetingly real performances which are elicited.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Quinceañera

I like the plot but it was lacking something.

erika bruhns

Super Reviewer

Impressive acting all round, the story?s focus is on being an outsider within a community and is a pretty original idea, however my advice would be not to read the synopsis before watching, as it is a bit of a story spoiler.

This is certainly not a movie made for teens, it will be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys realistic Drama.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


It was pretty good. I liked the ending.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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