Spare Parts (2015)
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as Fredi Cameron
as Mr. Santillan
as Oscar Vazquez
as Cristian Arcega
as Luis Arranda
as Lorenzo Santillan
as Mrs. Vazquez
Critic Reviews for Spare Parts
Though based on a Wired magazine story, this sticks closely to the formulas of inspirational-teacher and sports-team dramas; distinguishing it from the pack is the fact that all four students who formed the club were undocumented.
Sequences and scenes end unceremoniously, everyone in the movie seems to know each other's backstory before they're properly introduced, and mild jokes land with uncertainty.
Spare Parts tries too hard to be a based-on-a-true-story, feel-good, crowd-pleasing, triumph-of-the-underdogs movie.
While the appropriately titled "Spare Parts" might feel like it has been assembled from bits and pieces of other inspirational movies, that doesn't mean the fact-based drama is any less effective ...
This blatantly big-hearted product isn't half as vibrant as the original 2005 Wired article on which it's based, and myopically neglects to address Arizona's troubling anti-immigration legislation through even a splash of hindsight.
Audience Reviews for Spare Parts
Beautifully inspiring and uplifting. Spare Parts is sufficiently coherent with its decent cast and well written script producing a great movie about a real, touching story. I really enjoyed watching this with my family.
I thought this movie was brilliant. A great mix of comedy and feel good moments. An overall great movie.
Rating: 84% Spare Parts benefits greatly from a stellar cast, an inspirational premise, and a well-written story.
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