All Night Bodega (2002)

All Night Bodega (2002)





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French director Felix Olivier explores the very few options an at-risk Latino teen must choose between in his 2002 film All Night Bodega. Venus (Tammy Trull) gets arrested for a crime she had nothing to do with. While in a holding cell at city jail, she gains an ally in street tough Juanita (Romi Dias) who watches over Venus and protects her from the other miscreants in their cell. Fortunately for Venus, her foster mother Eta (Blanca Camacho) has been dating undercover cop Ralph (Jaime Tirelli) -- who gets Venus released from jail. When she gets home, however, she and Eta get into a fight that prompts the youngster to move out. In desperation, Venus reunites with the recently freed Juanita and the two become romantically involved -- which also results in Venus gaining membership in Juanita's gang. Venus later begins to have second thoughts when she crosses paths with Ralph's rookie partner (Gabriel Salvador). All Night Bodega premiered at the New York International Latino Film Festival.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Tammy Trull
as Venus
Romi Dias
as Juanita
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Critic Reviews for All Night Bodega

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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
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Turns from a rather predictable and not terribly well written or performed movie about a family that can't get along, to a perfectly done story about a girl cut loose from that family.

Full Review… | April 29, 2003

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Full Review… | January 29, 2003
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Audience Reviews for All Night Bodega

This movie seems to just go on and on. Terry Norman, the Production Designer, gave a talk on the creative aspects of the film and said that during the production that there was no drive and no real direction. Everyone the set just sort of phoned in their work. It shows.

joe cooke
joe cooke

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