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Mexican Sunrise

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R| 1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Ryan's friends take him across the Mexican border for a bachelor party the night before his wedding. A night that begins with tequila and strippers takes a fatal turn when the men cross paths with a local drug lord.

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Genres: Action, Thriller, Drama

Mexican Sunrise (2007)

Release Date: September 21st, 2012|1 hr. 25 min.

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  • September 24, 2012 mp00000000129675
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    Attending the premiere of an independent film can be a lot like going on a blind date. With the absence of extensive marketing campaigns, including frequently shown trailers and national talk show plugs, little is known about the potential suitor or what to expect at the end of the evening. Chance dates may result in indifference, disappointment or in being pleasantly surprised. My wife and I experienced the third of these possible outcomes; we were most impressed with Rowdy Stovall’s Mexican Sunrise. The film begins in a light hearted and humorous fashion, with quick and dramatic flash-forward clips artfully woven in between male banter, which give viewers a hint of dark things to come. As five buddies make their way to Mexico to celebrate one last night of bachelorhood, rich characters are developed through Stovall’s believable script. Emerging from the interior of a worn SUV is a fun loving cowboy, a pensive groom, a mysterious cocaine addict, a slightly built peer who is the butt of a steady stream of beer inspired jokes and the charismatic leader of the band. Once across the border, the group is swept up into a nightmare propelled by the unraveling of dark secrets once held by one of the five partiers. The Mexican coke pusher, who is at the center of the tempest, is played masterfully. This bad guy may dispel popular perceptions of this covert business through his relative “integrity”. Although the blood, gore and collateral damage may indicate otherwise, the antagonist is not fundamentally about unbridled slash and burn. To this observer, he is rather driven by a more deliberate aim of recovering something owed to him by a particular debtor. As the movie unfolded, my wife and I found ourselves increasingly at the edge of our seats. We were seductively hooked on consuming much more movie than popcorn. Aerial shots, authentic locations, good acting and a relevant musical score enhance the movie’s overall feel and flow. The end of this true life account is by no means disappointing. How many times have we left the theatre wishing that the story would have ended differently? Not the case with Mexican Sunrise. Rowdy Stovall gives us a conclusion that is redeeming of the value and power of true friendship and provokes new thoughts around the drug trade’s “code of ethics”. This indie is worth the ticket, the overpriced pickles and much more. A great blind date and must

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