Quinceañera (2006)

A Hispanic teenager travels the rough road to adult responsibility earlier than she expected in this independent drama. Magdalena (Emily Rios) is a young Latina who is looking forward to her upcoming quinceañera celebration -- the 15th… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 2, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 9, 2007
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This slice-of-life story of a teenage girl in Echo Park is both a sweet crowd-pleaser and a perceptive look at socioeconomic community issues.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Touching, charming and very engagingly played, it offers perceptive insights into LA Latino culture as well as solid, slightly old-fashioned entertainment.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

It feels awkward, both in the pat screenplay and the uneven direction.

Michael Dequina

This celebrated Sundance prizewinner doesn't look quite so special. Actually, it seems Very Special--as in one of those Very Special Episodes of an ongoing television series.

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Jim Emerson

The storytelling remains less than satisfying, particularly the ending.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

You realize that, while pretending to break ground, Quinceañera is ultimately stuck in familiar Hollywood formulas.

David Noh
Film Journal International

The writing is not always as developed as one would wish it, but this seems almost paltry in light of the dramatic truth and rivetingly real performances which are elicited.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The setting and the people in it make Quinceanera a party worth an RSVP.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

[Has]courage to look realistically, instead of idealistically, at some dubious civic practices; and second, honesty about the painful feelings of kids coupled with their desperate need for love and guidance and their ultimate desire to do the right thing.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

This is a satisfying, spicy little picture.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
erika bruhns
I like the plot but it was lacking something.
Joey Nevarez
This movie was a lot more serious than i was expecting. Every minute is entertaining and full of heart. It was refreshing to see a gay latino thug on film… More
Lady D'arbanville
Impressive acting all round, the story?s focus is on being an outsider within a community and is a pretty original idea, however my advice would be not to read… More
Daniel Parsons
Known as <i>Echo Park LA</i> in the UK, <i>Quiceañera</i> is the name given in some Spanish-speaking regions of the Americas to a… More
Leigh Ryan
It was pretty good. I liked the ending.
Donna Dawson
This was a hit with me and my niece! We were totally surprised with how the story went. Pretty cool Independent film that is worth watching. Thumbs up! :)