El Carro
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The ups and downs of one's family's life are reflected in their adventures with a rattletrap used car in this comedy drama from Colombia. Twelve-year-old Paola (Zaira Valenzuela) is the youngest in a family of five, with her working-class mother (Lully Bossa) and father (César Badillo) struggling to support her along with older siblings Andrea (Andrea Gomez) and Oscar (Diego Cadavid). Paola is trying to sell tickets for a prize drawing at her school, with the winner receiving a new car; she isn't able to persuade her father to take her last ticket, but the family across the street… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"El Carro boasts a lovable ensemble cast, with a standout performance by Zaira Valenzuela as 14-year-old Paola. With a pierced nose and black Converse All-Stars, she's the family's - - and the film's - - driving force."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Runs out of gas."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"This sociological farce from Colombia tells the story of how a vintage convertible changes the lives of a middle class family to mildly humorous effect."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Writer Dago Garcia and director Orjuela are less interested in a comedy of sexual manners than in exploring the ties that connect husbands and wives, parents and children, and brothers and sisters."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"First-timer Luis Orjuela paint-rollers on soupy layers of humor and emotion while mixing in measured shots of class commentary."
‑ Peter L'Official, Village Voice
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