Raising Victor Vargas Poster

Release Date: March 28th, 2003

DVD Release Date: August 26th, 2003

R|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
On New York City's Lower East Side, Dominican teen and aspiring ladies' man Victor Vargas (Victor Rasuk) has nothing but girls on his mind. Though he talks a big game at the local pool, Vargas' true experience amounts to nothing more than a string of romantic rejections. After Vargas fails to improve his abysmal reputation by bedding an overweight classmate, he chooses a much more difficult target -- the stunning and stuck-up Judy Ramirez (Judy Marte).

Cast: Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte, Melonie Diaz, Altagracia Guzman, Silvestre Rasuk, Krystal Rodriguez, Kevin Rivera, Wilfree Vasquez

Director: Peter Sollett

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Canal+, Forensic Films, StudioCanal

Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Keywords: Temptation, Love interest, Moving, 2000s, Growing up, Brother, Family, Brash, Love, Amusing, New York City, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

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  • In the tradition of indie films "Girlfight" and "George Washington," Sollett's emotive, sub-improvising style leads to pitch-perfect performances from a watertight cast in a loose, joyfully fresh film. show more

  • It's the kind of movie you know you can trust, and you give yourself over to affection for these characters who are so lovingly observed. show more

  • I loved this movie, and I wish it could be seen by all those kids who turn out every weekend for shoddy studio comedies that show them who they'd like to be. Raising Victor Vargas shows young lovers as they are.

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