How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

2005, Romance/Drama, 2h 8m

29 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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At turns comical and sincere, Garcia Girls is an intelligent and intimate portrait of three women finding love at different ages. Read critic reviews

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In a small Arizona town, the Garcia girls experience the joys and rigors of romantic love over the course of a summer. Grandmother Dona (Lucy Gallardo), head of the family, begins a relationship with her driving instructor, while her daughter, Lolita (Elizabeth Peña), tries to decide between getting involved with a co-worker or a married man. Meanwhile, teenager Blanca (America Ferrera) isn't interested in the unsophisticated local boys and falls for an exciting out-of-towner.

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  • Aug 28, 2009
    It was an interesting story about 3 generations of women. Gotta love AZ!
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2008
    Excellent film about three generations of Latina women struggling with their sexuality. Contrary to what young people think, old people need love and comfort as well. There were moments that made this viewer cringe, (no, not the sex, which was pretty tame) and others that had me laughing out loud. In this small town, everyone's secrets are well-known and the options for love are limited. But each of these women learns something about herself and about each other that just resonated for this viewer. The three lead actresses, America Ferrera (Blanca), Elizabeth Pena (Lolita), and Lucy Gallardo (Dona Geneveva) were marvelous. America is fast becoming a favorite and I am glad to see her tackling such meaty roles. She has a classic beauty that I find entrancing. A real woman, indeed.
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 15, 2008
    Great movie. An interesting story plot that surrounds the everyday lives of a family of three Hispanic women: a grandmother, mother, and a granddaugther. Great cast- America Ferrera and Elizabeth Pena are phenomenal. Definitely worth seeing.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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