• My Family/Mi Familia (1995)

My Family/Mi Familia

Release Date: May 3rd, 1995

R |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

A second-generation Mexican immigrant narrates his family history, beginning with the journey of his father, Jose (Jacob Vargas), across Mexico to Los Angeles where he meets Maria (Jennifer Lopez) and starts a family. Each subsequent generation contends with political and social hardships, ranging from illegal deportations in the 1940s to racial tensions and gang fights in the '60s and '70s. Yet through it all, or perhaps because of it, the family remains strong.

Cast: Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Eduardo López Rojas, Jenny Gago, Elpidia Carrillo, Lupe Ontiveros, Jacob Vargas, Jennifer Lopez

Director: Gregory Nava

Genres: Historical drama

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Underdog, Moving, Family, Los Angeles, Love, Father, Growing up, Mother, Police officer

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