• Quinceañera (2006)


Release Date: August 4th, 2006

DVD Release Date: January 9th, 2007

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, Johnny Chavez

Director: Richard Glatzer , Wash Westmoreland

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Kitchen Sink Entertainment

Keywords: Family , Los Angeles , Growing up , 2000s , Quest , Inspiring ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Life-affirming without being saccharine and enormously entertaining, film could be one of those rare specialty pictures that crossover to a mainstream audience. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The film is suffused with the generous, nonjudgmental spirit of Uncle Tomas, whose live-and-let-live attitude warms like the sun and who helps Magdalena and Carlos make the safe passage from adolescence to maturity. show more

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