Sunday, November 7, 2010

Movie Review:

Entre Nos (2009)

This movie is available on Netflix and has the option to "Watch Now", which is what I did. I have always been a fan of latin films, actually, foreign films in general. I love that they usually are more raw than the American films.

This movie in particular is based on actual facts. I won't ruin how or why the film was made. You find that out at the very end. I had a moment of gasping and covering my mouth and a little bit of watery eyes when I found out. The movie shows how an Immigrant mother has to find a means of survival not just for her self but for her children, after being abandoned by her kid's father. They go through a lot! Along the way they meet some people, that help make the journey a little bit easier. While watching I couldn't help but think that no matter how hard life is, we are never alone.

(Mariana seen here with Gabriel and Andrea after being evicted from their apartment.)

I think that this is a movie that many women can relate to, regardless of their legal status in this country. The role of 'Mariana', (the mother) was played by, Paola Mendoza whom I remembered from her well acted role in the film 'On The Outs', where she played a drug addict (you can find this film in NetFlix as well). The role of "Andrea" was played by, Laura Montana and, her older brother "Gabriel" was, Sebastian Villada. I don't think that Mariana would've fought as hard as she did if it wouldn't had been for her children. They were the legs that she needed to keep going. Then again, I don't think neither of them would of made it without each other. A beautiful example of what you can achieve with the love and support of a family.
Check the movie out. I really enjoyed it.

I give it 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
1 star: This was torture.
2 stars: Room for improvement.
3 stars: Pretty good!
4 stars: Wow!
5 stars: A must see!

* con mucho amor, c i n d y.


Anonymous said...

looks like a good movie. definitely adding it to my "movie list"!

Anonymous said...

Hmm this does look pretty good! Have you seen City of God? I think it takes place in Brazil and there are subtitles, but it is a really good movie too!

ESSPEE* said...

Dammit I just canceled my Netflix today! This really looks like something I want to see.