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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
In Los Angeles, illegal Mexican immigrant Maya (Pilar Padilla) finds work as a janitor through her sister, Rosa (Elpidia Carrillo). However, since both work for a non-union company, conditions are grim. After putting up with abuse from her bosses, Maya is open to the pro-union rhetoric offered by organizer Sam Shapiro (Adrien Brody). Rosa, however, is far less interested in clashing with management, given the needs of her family, and a rift begins to form between the sisters.

Cast: Pilar Padilla , Adrien Brody , Elpidia Carrillo , Jack McGee , George Lopez , Alonso Chavez , Monica Rivas , Frank Davila

Director: Ken Loach

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Bread and Roses (2001)

Release Date: May 11th, 2001|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty draw everything in simplistic, overstated terms. The good guys are pure and spunky, the bad guys bellicose and one-dimensional, the conflicts stripped of nuance. show more

  • 75
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Full of pungent and telling observation. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Will this movie change anything, or this review make you want to see it? No, probably not. But when you come in tomorrow morning, someone will have emptied your wastebasket. show more

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