El Carro
El Carro (2003)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 25, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2008
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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.

Phil Hall
Film Threat

Runs out of gas.

Nathan Lee
New York Times

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.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

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.

Peter L'Official
Village Voice

First-timer Luis Orjuela paint-rollers on soupy layers of humor and emotion while mixing in measured shots of class commentary.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
It begins with clever jokes and examinations on human nature and our peculiar idiosyncrasy. sadly, the nostalgic story becomes clichéd and overlong.

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