My Family
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Featuring Jennifer Lopez in her first major big-screen role, Gregory Nava's My Family traces three generations of the Sanchez's, a Mexican-American family living in East Los Angeles. Beginning in the 1930s, the film outlines the struggles faced by Jose (Jacob Vargas) and Maria (Lopez) as a recently immigrated married couple raising a family. As Jose and Maria age, the focus shifts to their son, Jimmy (Jimmy Smits), as he starts his own family in the 1960s. While Lopez' role was uncredited, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her performance. My Family has also… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An ambitious sweeping epic made for a meager $5 1/2 million about three generations of a Mexican-American family."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Too sprawling and disappointingly sentimental, this family saga is nonetheless Gregory Nava's breakthrough feature, made on a larger canvas with bigger budget and name cast (Jimmy Smits, Edward James Olmos, Esai Morales)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Touching and often mystical portrait of a multi-generational Mexican-American family in East Los Angeles."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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