Quinceañera

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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.

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Magdalena (Emily Rios) is a Mexican-American living in Los Angeles. Her 15th birthday is fast approaching, and she and her family are making preparations for the party that signals her transition to womanhood. But Magdalena becomes pregnant, and family tensions force her out of the house, so she goes to live with her uncle Tomas and her gay cousin Carlos. All exiles, the three band together against the coming neighborhood gentrification that threatens their way of life.

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Critic Reviews for Quinceañera

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (36) | Fresh (83) | Rotten (13)

Audience Reviews for Quinceañera

  • Feb 03, 2011
    I like the plot but it was lacking something.
    erika b Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2010
    This was a hit with me and my niece! We were totally surprised with how the story went. Pretty cool Independent film that is worth watching. Thumbs up! :)
    Donna D Super Reviewer
  • Nov 19, 2009
    Caught this at Sundance - good stuff.
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 13, 2007
    An intrestingly intertwined story, great acting from unknowns.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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