Plot & Details
Billed as a Latina Waiting to Exhale, this film details the life and loves of four Hispanic women: Sofia, a therapist; Andrea, a divorced lawyer; Irene, a flashy clothes designer; and Lilly, an artist. The women gather every week at the nightspot Luminarias to discuss jobs, family, love, and sex. Sofia, who dates white men in the hope of fitting into Anglo culture, becomes smitten with an amorous Mexican waiter. On the other hand, Andrea, who believes that white guys are only interested in Hispanic woman as exotic love toys, finds herself falling for a Jewish lawyer. While Lilly deals with racism from her Korean-American boyfriend's family, sexpot Irene has her own conflicted feelings toward her transvestite brother. Luminarias was screened at the 1999 San Sebastian Film Festival.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 101min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 05/05/2000
- DVD Release Date: 02/26/2002
- Distributor(s): Independent Artists
- Director(s): Jose Luis Valenzuela
- Starring: Evelina Fernandez , Scott Bakula , Marta Du Bois , Angela Moya , Dyana Ortelli
- Themes: Interracial/Cross-Cultural Romance,Women's Friendship
- Tone: Bittersweet,Heartwarming,Humorous,Talky,Warm
- Keywords: Hispanic,artist,brother,fashion-designer,friendship,lawyer,relationship,therapist,transvestite
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (05-05-2000),USA - Expanding (05-26-2000)
- Language: English