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Mosquita Y Mari Reviews

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½ April 2, 2017
This movie is worth seeing for what it highlights. It's not only about love, it's also about equality of chances and different turn of lives. I wish the ending were different but i did enjoy watching the movie.
March 9, 2016
waste of time no plot
½ January 29, 2016
Tender slice-of-life tale, leisurely filmed.
½ February 25, 2015
This beautiful indy film is a treat for anyone looking for a great coming of age story, layered and well shot. The two lead actresses are amazingly convincing and contribute a lot to the success of this beautiful depiction of Latinos families living in the US today. We get to see their struggles, their hopes and through the eyes of these two girls, the inevitable evolution of society, customs and hopes of a new generation in search of its own identity. Thumbs up!
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
February 6, 2015
In "Mosquita y Mari," Yolanda(Fenessa Pineda), a daughter of immigrants, is a straight A student in high school. That does not mean she always plays by the rules, however, as she covers for her new neighbor and fellow student, Mari(Venecia Troncoso), when she shoplifts at a local bodega. Mari returns the favor when Yolanda is almost caught smoking in the girls' room. After which, Yolanda agrees to help her new friend in math class.

"Mosquita y Mari" covers certain themes well like female friendships and the American dream for the children of immigrants in bilingual households. The downside is that Yolanda is sometimes under too much pressure to succeed, proving how hard it is to be perfect all the time. At the same time, the plot and story are so insubstantial that the movie threatens to float away at the first breeze.
½ August 12, 2013
Started out very slow. About the first 5 minutes or so, there was no talking, so I wasn't sure if it was in English or not. There were some subtitles where they were speaking Spanish, but at least not the whole movie, but on/off throughout the movie. I thought it would be better than it was. I was afraid it was going to turn into a teen lesbian movie.
½ August 11, 2013
sweet, funny, has 'heart'.
admittedly it didn't delve deep enough but the film's likability'd win you over.
was a lil wistful when the film ended.
½ June 10, 2012
A coming of age story about two 15 year old Latino girls in LA. Shot in 18 days on a small budget, it is held together by the central performances and chemistry of the two leads and some beautiful shot composition. The sense of community came to life on screen. Funny and sweet.
½ June 9, 2012
A coming of age story about two 15 year old Latino girls in LA. Shot in 18 days on a small budget, it is held together by the central performances and chemistry of the two leads and some beautiful shot composition. The sense of community came to life on screen. Funny and sweet.
May 23, 2012
Coming of age and first romance story for a Hispanic Los Angelena. Focuses on just that relationship with little else explored.

Mari holds her family's poverty and struggles secret from her best friend and growing romance, which seems to be the only real challenge in the film. But the performances of the title characters carries this narrative.
½ January 28, 2012
a bitter aweet love story worth watching
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