Mosquita Y Mari
Mosquita Y Mari (2012)

In a fast-paced immigrant community where dreams are often lost to economic survival, two young Chicanas contemplate life when they stir unexpected desires in each other. Mosquita y Mari is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 4, 2013
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

In terms of content or plot, this film has little new to offer. Yet it is a small prize.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

[It] doesn't aim to make any grand statements. It doesn't need to. The sweetness and sincerity Guerrero and her leads infuse into their intimate coming-of-age story is more than enough.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Unreels with outstanding compassion and tenderness, and authentic detail...

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Guerrero's attitude toward the teenagers - understanding and affectionate, without being cloying - is what holds your interest.

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Rob Nelson
Variety

First-time writer-director Aurora Guerrero beautifully captures the fluctuating dynamics of friendship between 15-year-old girls in Mosquita y Mari.

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Mark Bell
Film Threat

It knows the conventions surrounding the type of tale it is telling, and it steers clear of them...

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

"Mosquita y Mari," an unassuming indie jewel, resists all of the clichés that its story of the fraught friendship between two 15-year-old girls invites.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

The film thankfully resists being either a typical coming-out movie or an ethnocultural curio, but it doesn't offer much insight into the twosome's attraction, platonic or otherwise, to each other.

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

Most of what transpires between the two girls feels as internal as something you only keep to yourself.

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