Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Price of the American Dream|
Actors: GiGi Erneta, Albertossy Espinoza, Gabriel Guillen, Raquel Jimenez, Joseph Khouri
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Laguna Productions Inc Release Date: 11/11/2003 Run time: 98 minutes
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Alex C. from YUBA CITY, CA
Reviewed on 5/11/2009...
this movie is good its shows you the life a struggling family who trying to get by but their family i falling apart because of gangs, daughters who like to party, on only one son who is trying to overcome it all and trying to have a normal life
B.C. | Chicago | 02/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"AT first I thought this movie was going to be stupid by the way it began, but after, I felt like it was a great reality movie with issues that Mexican Americans face everyday due to ignorant people who believe "Mexicans" should go back to Mexico blah blah blah. Anyway, no not all Mexicans are in gangs like evryone thinks and there are all different races when it comes to gangs. To some of the people that reviewed this movie and thought it was funny, I just think they are ignorant. If you go back into history, you will realize that most of the United States used to be Mexico and that everyone is an immigrant unless you are a Native AMericAN Indian. People who came from Europe were immigrants and most of the people who live here ( their grandparents, great-grandparents, etc) arrived here on the Mayflower or Ellis Island as well so I see no reason for anyone to feel like they are better than anyone else just because they are considered "white". Everyone was an immigrant at some time or another. Don't get me wrong, I get along with all races and realize not everyone is racist or discriminates. I give this movie four stars just because some of the actors weren't so good. This movie shows the struggle of hard-working immigrants when they come to a new country."
My Choice: 0 stars
E. Flores | CHICAGO/NC/IRAQ | 12/02/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have always enjoyed movies that have to do with life on the street and anything that deals with the hispanic culture. I usually cant stop a watching a movie until its over,once it starts it will finish. It took five minutes while watching this movie to decide to turn it off,and it wasnt a hard desicion. It looks like a low budget film with poor actors. It looks like they are not even trying. I love movies and this has to be the worst one I have ever seen. Sorry to be blunt but the truth hurts."
This film is the real deal!
Jose Hernandez | Los Angeles, CA | 10/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While watching this film, I found myself comparing it to my life and the life of so many of my friends. I totally related to the father who lives here and still seems to live in Mexico, and to the conflicts that brings to those of us who were born here and do not know how to see ourselves. Even though the film did not seem to have the big Hollywood budget, the reality of it (everyone looked and behaved the way my friends and family do in East Los Angeles) made it a great film."