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R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Magdalena (Emily Rios) is a Mexican-American living in Los Angeles. Her 15th birthday is fast approaching, and she and her family are making preparations for the party that signals her transition to womanhood. But Magdalena becomes pregnant, and family tensions force her out of the house, so she goes to live with her uncle Tomas and her gay cousin Carlos. All exiles, the three band together against the coming neighborhood gentrification that threatens their way of life.

Cast: Emily Rios , Jesse Garcia , Chalo Gonzalez , David W. Ross , Ramiro Iniguez , Araceli Guzman-Rico , Jesus Castanos-Chima , Johnny Chavez

Directors: Richard Glatzer , Wash Westmoreland

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Quinceanera (2006)

Release Date: January 23rd, 2006|1 hr. 30 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Glatzer and Westmoreland live in Echo Park, and they have given their film a remarkable sense of place. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Quinceañera is a spirited and poignant exploration of the bonds and challenges facing a Latino family and the pains of a community undergoing a transition of its own. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The whole thing comes together surprisingly well, as a celebration of its own milieu, and of a tender teen's transformation into a strong young woman. show more

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