English as a Second Language (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

English as a Second Language (2005)





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An illegal day Mexican laborer and a club-hopping Los Angeles hipster form an unusual connection that leads the lives of both down paths neither could have ever anticipated. Bolivar de la Cruz (Kuno Becker) had just made the arduous journey from Mexico to Los Angeles when the wagon that was transporting him collided with a car driven by restless California club girl Lola Sara (Danielle Camatra). A hard partying twenty two year-old who is struggling to balance her frivolous existence against the stern expectations of her old world mother Consuelo (Maria Conshito Alonso), Lola longs to break away from tradition and wander her own path in life. Now, as Bolivar goes to work as a male stripper and begins living the high life, Lola discovers that she is pregnant and reaches out to her newfound friend for emotional support. Perhaps if these two lost souls from different sides of the same culture can find a common ground, they can finally defeat the demons that threaten to consume them body and soul.
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Kuno Becker
as Bolivar de la Cruz
Danielle Camastra
as Lola Sara
Maria Conchita Alonso
as Consuelo Sara
John Michael Higgins
as Norman Benjamin
Treva Etienne
as Donovan
Efrain Figueroa
as Eduardo Sara
Sal Lopez
as Pepe
Soledad St. Hilaire
as Aunt Maria
Lorena Kichik
as Esmeralda De La Cruz
Lina Acosta
as Petra
Saul Huezo
as Jesus
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I thought this was a good story... about two very different people who even though have similar heritage are adapting to their own lives in the US... and even how both in their own way fall victim to false dreams... but eventually are able to resolve their inner demons by being honest with themselves and that is where true hope lies.

Jim rin
Jim rin

Concerns about the way the movie is edited aside, ESL addresses important aspects of illegal immigration and the numerous challenges and potential deceptions involved in the pursuit of the American dream.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Amazing movie!!

Leo L
Leo L

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