Raising Victor Vargas Reviews
The characters are the strong part as the story is somewhat weak. A kid claims to be good with girls but is really banging the fat girl upstairs. This is the opening scene and then she is gone and I am left wondering what happened to the poor fat girl who just needed some loving like everyone else.
Rasuk is the main character and is pretty realistic. Marte is the lead female and is probably the weakest role. Some of her delivery is wooden and clearly scripted. All of the other characters are pretty good. Diaz is fantastic as a cute and awkward girl who likes to pretend to be a baby bird in one scene, and has duck boxers in another.
The story just doesn't move that much from start to finish. No real highs or lows, just a pretty steady look into a few days of the lives of these people. It is pretty well-done, capturing some seemingly authentic moments, but it could have included something that sucked me in more.