We Are Mari Pepa

2014

We Are Mari Pepa

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Alex, a 16 year old teenager living with his grandma has various plans to occupy himself during the summer: writing a new song with his rock band, finding a job and having his first sexual experience. He also becomes aware that his grandma is increasingly dependent on him. As summer draws on, Alex realizes that things are going to change forever and that he will have to grow up and learn to say goodbye. (c) Figa Films and Cinema Tropical

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

  • For all its enthusiastic vulgarity and truly terrible punk rock, "We Are Mari Pepa" is a gently endearing portrait of four amiable Mexican teenagers feeling their way toward adulthood.

    Aug 14, 2014 | Full Review…
  • A middle-class Guadalajara teen with typical adolescent-male summer plans must come to terms with significant life changes in the tender, pitch-perfect coming-of-ager We Are Mari Pepa.

    Aug 13, 2014 | Full Review…

    Alissa Simon

    Variety
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  • A rough-and-tumble, enjoyable yarn about a group of 16-year-old punk-rock wannabes from Guadalajara.

    Aug 13, 2014 | Full Review…
  • We Are Mari Pepa is a sweaty, urgent, beautifully honest bliss out.

    Aug 12, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Nothing is out of tone with what we see in real life, and that is precissely where the magic of the film resides. [Full review in Spanish]

    Dec 17, 2015 | Full Review…
  • This indie feel film will resonate with spectators because of the simpleness and appeal of it's everyday characters, especially when it comes to the problems of being a teenager. [Full review in Spanish]

    Dec 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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