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Mosquita Y Mari
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 friendship between two young Chicanas. Yolanda and Mari are growing up in Huntington Park, Los Angeles and have only known loyalty to one thing: family. Growing up in immigrant households, both girls are expected to prioritize the well-being of their families. Yolanda, an only child, delivers straight A's and the hope of the American Dream while Mari, the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In terms of content or plot, this film has little new to offer. Yet it is a small prize."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"[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."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Unreels with outstanding compassion and tenderness, and authentic detail..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"To think that in just one generation we've gone from Chico and the Man to Chica and the Girl!"
‑ Kam Williams,
"Guerrero's attitude toward the teenagers - understanding and affectionate, without being cloying - is what holds your interest."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"First-time writer-director Aurora Guerrero beautifully captures the fluctuating dynamics of friendship between 15-year-old girls in Mosquita y Mari."
‑ Rob Nelson, Variety
"It knows the conventions surrounding the type of tale it is telling, and it steers clear of them..."
‑ Mark Bell, Film Threat
""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."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"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."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Most of what transpires between the two girls feels as internal as something you only keep to yourself."
‑ Kalvin Henely, Slant Magazine
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