Archive for May, 2011

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

Friday, May 27th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director: Tom Brady

Tagline: There Are No Small Actors. Just Small Parts.

 

Writers: Adam Sandler, Allen Covert

 

Cast: Nick Swardson … Bucky Larson
Christina Ricci … Kathy McGee
Don Johnson … Miles Deep
Stephen Dorff … Dick Shadow
Ido Mosseri … J. Day
Kevin Nealon … Gary
Edward Herrmann … Jeremiah Larson
Miriam Flynn … Debbie Larson
Mario Joyner … Claudio
Tyler Spindel … Jimmy
Meredith Giangrande … Blueberry
Nicholas Turturro … Antonio (as Nick Turturro)
Mary Pat Gleason … Marge
Jackie Sandler … Casting Director
Dana Goodman … Gretchen (as Dana Min Goodman)

 

Plot: A kid from the Midwest moves out to Hollywood in order to follow in his parents footsteps — and become a porn star. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Porn Star  Hollywood California  Critically Bashed  Box Office Flop  Character Name In Title

X-Men: First Class

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 132 min

Languages: English | German | French | Spanish | Russian

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Tagline: Before he was Professor X, he was Charles. Before he was Magneto, he was Erik. Before they were enemies, they were allies.

 

Writers: Ashley Miller (screenplay), Zack Stentz (screenplay)

 

Cast: James McAvoy … Charles Xavier
Laurence Belcher … Charles Xavier (12 Years)
Michael Fassbender … Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Bill Milner … Young Erik
Kevin Bacon … Sebastian Shaw
Rose Byrne … Moira MacTaggert
Jennifer Lawrence … Raven / Mystique
Beth Goddard … Mrs. Xavier
Morgan Lily … Young Raven (10 yrs)
Oliver Platt … Man in Black Suit
Álex González … Janos Quested / Riptide
Jason Flemyng … Azazel
Zoe Isabella Kravitz … Angel Salvadore (as Zoë Kravitz)
January Jones … Emma Frost
Nicholas Hoult … Hank McCoy / Beast

 

Plot: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN. Written by Twentieth Century Fox   Plot Keywords: Mutant  Professor  Concentration Camp  CIA  X Men   See »

The Hangover Part II

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English | Thai

Director: Todd Phillips

Tagline: "I have a demon in me."

 

Writers: Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong

 

Cast: Bradley Cooper … Phil
Ed Helms … Stu
Zach Galifianakis … Alan
Justin Bartha … Doug
Ken Jeong … Mr. Chow
Paul Giamatti … Kingsley
Mike Tyson … Himself
Jeffrey Tambor … Sid Garner
Mason Lee … Teddy
Jamie Chung … Lauren
Sasha Barrese … Tracy
Gillian Vigman … Stephanie
Aroon Seeboonruang … Monk
Nirut Sirichanya … Fohn
Yasmin Lee … Kimmy

 

Plot: Stu is getting married. Along with Doug, Phil, and his soon-to-be brother-in-law Teddy, he regretfully invites Alan to Thailand for the wedding. After a quiet night on the beach with a beer and toasting marshmallows by the camp fire, Stu, Alan and Phil wake up in a seedy apartment in Bangkok. Doug is back at the resort, but Teddy is missing, there's a monkey with a severed finger, Alan's head is shaved, Stu has a tattoo on his face, and they can't remember any of it. The wolf-pack retrace their steps through strip clubs, tattoo parlors and cocaine-dealing monkeys on the streets of Bangkok as they try and find Teddy before the wedding. Written by napierslogs   Plot Keywords: Wedding  Monkey  Tattoo  Tattoo Parlor  Bachelor Party   See »

Kung Fu Panda 2

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 91 min

Languages: English

Director: Jennifer Yuh

Tagline: Prepare for the return of awesomeness.

 

Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger

 

Cast: Jack Black … Po (voice)
Angelina Jolie … Tigress (voice)
Dustin Hoffman … Shifu (voice)
Gary Oldman … Shen (voice)
Jackie Chan … Monkey (voice)
Seth Rogen … Mantis (voice)
Lucy Liu … Viper (voice)
David Cross … Crane (voice)
James Hong … Mr. Ping (voice)
Michelle Yeoh … Soothsayer (voice)
Danny McBride … Wolf Boss (voice)
Dennis Haysbert … Master Storming Ox (voice)
Jean-Claude Van Damme … Master Croc (voice)
Victor Garber … Master Thundering Rhino (voice)
Mike Bell … Gorilla Guard #1 (voice) (as Michael Patrick Bell)

 

Plot: In the Valley of Peace, Po Ping is revelling in his fulfilled dreams as he serves as the fabled Dragon Warrior protecting his home with his heroes now his closest friends. However, Po and company learn that the murderous Lord Shen of Gongman City is threatening the land with a fearsome new weapon that could mean the end of kung fu. They attempt to stop him, but the panda is burdened with crippling memory flashbacks linked to this villain. Now with China in the balance, Po must learn about his past and find true inner peace against all opposition. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)   Plot Keywords: Kung Fu  Panda  Peacock  Anthropomorphic Animal  Escape From Prison   See »

Elena

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: Russia

Runtime:

Languages: Russian

Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev

Tagline:

 

Cast: Yelena Lyadova … Katerina
Nadezhda Markina … Elena
Aleksey Rozin … Sergey
Andrey Smirnov … Vladimir

 

Plot: Elena and Vladimir are an older couple, they come from different backgrounds. Vladimir is a wealthy and cold man, Elena comes from a modest milieu and is a docile wife. They have met late in life and each one has children from previous marriages. Elena's son is unemployed, unable to support his own family and he is constantly asking Elena for money. Vladimir's daughter is a careless young woman who has a distant relationship with her father. A heart attack puts Vladimir in hospital, where he realizes that his remaining time is limited. A brief but somehow tender reunion with his daughter leads him to make an important decision: she will be the only heiress of his wealth. Back home he announces it to Elena. Her hopes to financially help her son suddenly vanish. The shy and submissive housewife then comes up with a plan to give her son and grandchildren a real chance in life. Written by Cannes Film Festival   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Hospital  Will  Heart Attack  Wife Kills Husband  One Word Title   See »

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

All Genres:
Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: Turkey | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Runtime: 150 min

Languages: Turkish

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Tagline:

 

Writers: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan

 

Cast: Muhammet Uzuner … Doctor Cemal
Yilmaz Erdogan … Commissar Naci
Taner Birsel … Prosecutor Nusret
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan … Driver Arab Ali
Firat Tanis … Suspect Kenan
Ercan Kesal … Mukhtar
Erol Erarslan … Murder Victim Yasar
Ugur Aslanoglu … Courthouse Driver Tevfik
Murat Kiliç … Police Officer Izzet
Safak Karali … Courthouse Clerk Abidin
Emre Sen … Sergeant Onder
Burhan Yildiz … Suspect Ramazan
Nihan Okutucu … Yasar's wife Gülnaz
Cansu Demirci … Mukhtar's Daughter Cemile
Kubilay Tunçer … Autopsy Technician Sakir

 

Plot: In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar and Doctor Cemal are leading a search for a victim of a murder that a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed to. However, that search is proving difficult than expected as Kenan is fuzzy as to the body's exact location. As the group continues looking, they can't help but chat amongst themselves about both trivia and their deepest concerns in an investigation that is proving trying than any of them expected. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Doctor  Murder  Dead Body  Police  Prosecutor   See »

Drive

Friday, May 20th, 2011

All Genres:
Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Tagline: Some Heroes Are Real

 

Writers: Hossein Amini (screenplay), James Sallis (book)

 

Cast: Ryan Gosling … Driver
Carey Mulligan … Irene
Bryan Cranston … Shannon
Albert Brooks … Bernie Rose
Oscar Isaac … Standard
Christina Hendricks … Blanche
Ron Perlman … Nino
Kaden Leos … Benicio
Jeff Wolfe … Tan Suit
James Biberi … Cook
Russ Tamblyn … Doc
Joe Bucaro III … Chauffeur (as Joey Bucaro)
Tiara Parker … Young Woman
Tim Trella … Hitman #1
Jim Hart … Hitman #2 (as Jimmy Hart)

 

Plot: A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor – whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves. Written by shin   Plot Keywords: Mechanic  Getaway Driver  Stuntman  Getaway  Garage   See »

The Skin I Live In

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: Spain

Runtime: 117 min

Languages: Spanish

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Tagline:

 

Writers: Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay), Agustín Almodóvar (collaboration)

 

Cast: Antonio Banderas … Robert Ledgard
Elena Anaya … Vera Cruz
Marisa Paredes … Marilia
Jan Cornet … Vicente
Roberto Álamo … Zeca
Eduard Fernández … Fulgencio
José Luis Gómez … Presidente del Instituto de Biotecnología
Blanca Suárez … Norma Ledgard
Susi Sánchez … Madre de Vicente
Bárbara Lennie … Cristina
Fernando Cayo … Médico
Chema Ruiz … Guardia civil
Buika … Cantante (as Concha Buika)
Ana Mena … Norma
Teresa Manresa … Casilda

 

Plot: In honor of his late wife who died in a flaming car accident, scientist, Dr. Robert Ledgard, is trying to synthesize the perfect skin which can withstand burns, cuts or any other kind of damage. As he gets closer to perfecting this skin on his flawless patient, the scientific community starts growing skeptical and his past is revealed that shows how his patient is closely linked to tragic events he would like to forget. Written by napierslogs   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Skin  Surgeon  Death  Revenge  Nightmare   See »

Melancholia

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2011

Country: Denmark | Sweden | France | Germany

Runtime: 136 min

Languages: English

Director: Lars von Trier

Tagline: It will change everything.

 

Cast: Kirsten Dunst … Justine
Charlotte Gainsbourg … Claire
Alexander Skarsgård … Michael
Brady Corbet … Tim
Cameron Spurr … Leo
Charlotte Rampling … Gaby
Jesper Christensen … Little Father
John Hurt … Dexter
Stellan Skarsgård … Jack
Udo Kier … Wedding Planner
Kiefer Sutherland … John
James Cagnard … Michael's Father
Deborah Fronko … Michael's Mother
Charlotta Miller … Betty 1
Claire Miller … Betty 2

 

Plot: On the night of her wedding, Justine is struggling to be happy even though it should be the happiest day of her life. It was an extravagant wedding paid for by her sister and brother-in-law who are trying to keep the bride and all the guests in-line. Meanwhile, Melancholia, a blue planet, is hurtling towards the Earth. Claire, Justine's sister, is struggling to maintain composure with fear of the impending disaster. Written by napierslogs   Plot Keywords: Disaster  Fear  Servant  No Opening Credits  Employer Employee Relationship   See »

Le Havre

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: Finland | France | Germany

Runtime: 93 min

Languages: French

Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Tagline:

 

Cast: André Wilms … Marcel Marx
Kati Outinen … Arletty
Jean-Pierre Darroussin … Monet
Blondin Miguel … Idrissa
Elina Salo … Claire
Evelyne Didi … Yvette
Quoc Dung Nguyen … Chang (as Quoc-Dung Nguyen)
Laïka … Laïka – Dog
François Monnié … Epicier
Little Bob … Little Bob (as Roberto Piazza)
Pierre Étaix … Docteur Becker
Jean-Pierre Léaud … Le dénonciateur
Vincent Lebodo … Francis
Umban U'kset … Mahamat Saleh
Patrick Bonnel … Le directeur du centre de rétention

 

Plot: When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Shoe Shiner  Le Havre  Generosity  Wine Glass  Refugee   See »

The Snowtown Murders

Monday, May 16th, 2011

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: Australia

Runtime: 119 min

Languages: English

Director: Justin Kurzel

Tagline:

 

Writers: Shaun Grant, Shaun Grant (story)

 

Cast: Lucas Pittaway … Jamie Vlassakis
Bob Adriaens … Gavin
Louise Harris … Elizabeth Harvey
Frank Cwiertniak … Jeffrey
Matthew Howard … Nicholas
Marcus Howard … Alex
Anthony Groves … Troy
Richard Green … Barry
Aaron Viergever … Robert
Denis Davey … Guitar Player
Allan Chapple … Prayer Reader
Beau Gosling … David
Brendan Rock … Marcus
Bryan Sellars … Minister
Daniel Henshall … John Bunting

 

Plot: Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mother, Elizabeth, and two younger brothers, Alex and Nicholas, in a housing trust home in Adelaide's northern suburbs. Their home is but one of many sun-starved houses crammed together to cater for a disenfranchised society. Jamie longs for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him and his salvation arrives in the form of John, a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid. As John spends and time with Jamie's family, Elizabeth and her boys begin to experience a stability and sense of family that they have never known. John moves from the role of Jamie's protector to that of a mentor, indoctrinating Jamie into his world, a world brimming with bigotry, righteousness and malice. Like a son mimicking his father, Jamie soon begins to take on some of John's traits and beliefs as he spends and time with him and his select group of friends… Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Murder  Serial Killer  Male Frontal Nudity  Town Name In Title  Female Frontal Nudity   See »

The Tree of Life

Monday, May 16th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 139 min

Languages: English

Director: Terrence Malick

Tagline:

 

Cast: Brad Pitt … Mr. O'Brien
Sean Penn … Jack
Jessica Chastain … Mrs. O'Brien
Hunter McCracken … Young Jack
Laramie Eppler … R.L.
Tye Sheridan … Steve
Fiona Shaw … Grandmother
Jessica Fuselier … Guide
Nicolas Gonda … Mr. Reynolds
Will Wallace … Architect
Kelly Koonce … Father Haynes
Bryce Boudoin … Robert
Jimmy Donaldson … Jimmy
Kameron Vaughn … Cayler
Cole Cockburn … Harry Bates

 

Plot: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Written by alfiehitchie   Plot Keywords: 1950s  Texas  Childhood  Dinosaur Extinction  Reference To Brahms   See »

Where Do We Go Now?

Monday, May 16th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: France | Lebanon | Egypt | Italy

Runtime: 110 min

Languages: Arabic | Russian | English

Director: Nadine Labaki

Tagline:

 

Writers: Thomas Bidegain (collaboration), Nadine Labaki

 

Cast: Claude Baz Moussawbaa … Takla
Leyla Hakim … Afaf (as Layla Hakim)
Nadine Labaki … Amale
Yvonne Maalouf … Yvonne
Antoinette Noufaily … Saydeh
Julian Farhat … Rabih
Ali Haidar … Roukoz
Kevin Abboud … Nassim
Petra Saghbini … Rita
Mostafa Al Sakka … Hammoudi
Sasseen Kawzally … Issam
Caroline Labaki … Aïda
Anjo Rihane … Fatmeh
Mohammad Aqil … Abou Ahmad (as Mohammad Akil)
Gisèle Smeden … Gisèle

 

Plot: A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Muslim  Religious  Village  Christian  Religion   See »

The Kid with a Bike

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: Belgium | France | Italy

Runtime: 87 min

Languages: French

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

 

Cast: Thomas Doret … Cyril Catoul
Cécile De France … Samantha
Jérémie Renier … Guy Catoul
Fabrizio Rongione … Le libraire
Egon Di Mateo … Wes
Olivier Gourmet … Le patron du bar
Batiste Sornin … Educateur 1 (as Baptiste Sornin)
Samuel De Rijk … Educateur 2
Carl Jadot … L'instituteur
Claudy Delfosse … L'homme gare de bus
Jean-Michel Balthazar … Le voisin Val Polet
Frédéric Dussenne … Le concierge
Myriem Akeddiou … L'assistante médicale (as Myriem Akheddiou)
Sandra Raco … L'éducatrice
Hicham Slaoui … Le directeur

 

Plot: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hairdresser agrees to foster him on weekends. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Father  Boy  Father Son Relationship  Family Conflict  Hair Dresser   See »

The Artist

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy , Romance , Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: France | Belgium

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English (intertitles) | English (a few words)

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Jean Dujardin … George Valentin
Bérénice Bejo … Peppy Miller
John Goodman … Al Zimmer
James Cromwell … Clifton
Penelope Ann Miller … Doris
Missi Pyle … Constance
Beth Grant … Peppy's Maid
Ed Lauter … The Butler
Joel Murray … Policeman Fire
Bitsie Tulloch … Norma
Ken Davitian … Pawnbroker
Malcolm McDowell … The Butler
Basil Hoffman … Auctioneer
Bill Fagerbakke … Policeman Tuxedo
Nina Siemaszko … Admiring Woman

 

Plot: Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: "Who's That Girl?" and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin's world upside-down. Written by L. Hamre   Plot Keywords: Silent Film  Movie Star  Movie Studio  Dancing  Male Female Relationship   See »

Footnote

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: Israel

Runtime: 103 min

Languages: Hebrew

Director: Joseph Cedar

Tagline:

 

Cast: Lior Ashkenazi … Uriel Shkolnik
Yuval Scharf … Noa the reporter
Shlomo Bar-Aba … Eliezer Shkolnik
Alma Zack … Dikla Shkolnik
Aliza Rosen … Yehudit
Micah Lewensohn … Grossman
Edna Blilious … The Costume Designer Lady
Nevo Kimchi … Fingeroot
Daniel Markovich … Josh
Albert Iluz … Dvir Oded
Idit Teperson … Sara Foddor
Shmuel Shiloh … Herman
Neli Tagar … Security Guard
Michael Koresh … Yona Solomon
Daria Robichek … Devora

 

Plot: The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for, yet beneath his contempt lies a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final, bitter confrontation. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Rivalry  University  Prize  Talmud  Judaism   See »

Michael

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: Austria

Runtime:

Languages: German

Director: Markus Schleinzer

Tagline:

 

Cast: Michael Fuith … Michael
David Rauchenberger … Wolfgang
Christine Kain … Mother
Ursula Strauss … Sister
Victor Tremmel … Brother-in-law
Xaver Winkler … Nephew 1
Thomas Pfalzmann … Nephew 2
Gisella Salcher … Christa (as Gisela Salcher)
Isolde Wagner … Bürokollegin 1
Markus Hochholdinger … Kollege Kantine
Susanne Rachler … Bürokollegin 2
David Oberkogler … Mag. Ehrnsberger
Katrin Thurm … Bürokollegin 3
Martin Schwehla … Bürokollege
Olivier Beaurepaire … Mann Begegnung Tierpark

 

Plot: A drama focused on five months in the life of pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: 10 Year Old  Boy  Pedophile  Job Promotion  Little Boy   See »

Return

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director: Liza Johnson

Tagline:

 

Cast: Linda Cardellini … Kelli
Michael Shannon … Mike
John Slattery … Bud
Talia Balsam … Julie
Emma Rayne Lyle … Jackie
Paul Sparks … Ed
Louisa Krause … Shannon
Rosie Benton … Brooke
James Murtaugh … Mr. Miller
Rutanya Alda … Mrs. Miller
Bonnie Swencionis … Cara Lee
Brendan Griffin … Steve
Wayne Pyle … Franklin Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roetta Collins … Clerk
Edward Crawford … Travis

 

Plot: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli can't wait to rejoin her old life in the rust belt town she's always lived in. She's ready to experience the old feelings of everyday life- the carpet under her bare feet, a cold beer in front of the television, the smell of her baby's head. Slowly, though, she realizes that her everyday life doesn't resemble the one she left. Struggling to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes, what can she reclaim of her share of the way of life she's been fighting to protect? Written by NMH   Add Synopsis Genres: Drama

Miss Bala

Friday, May 13th, 2011

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: Mexico

Runtime: 113 min

Languages: Spanish | English

Director: Gerardo Naranjo

Tagline:

 

Writers: Gerardo Naranjo, Mauricio Katz

 

Cast: Stephanie Sigman … Laura Guerrero
Noe Hernandez … Lino Valdez
Irene Azuela … Jessica Berlanga
Jose Yenque … Kike Camara
James Russo … Jimmy
Miguel Couturier … General Salomón Duarte
Gabriel Heads … Agent Bell

 

Plot: The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Woman In Underwear  Dress  Tiara  Runner Up  General   See »

Go for It!

Friday, May 13th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director: Carmen Marron

Tagline: "She wasn't the best…it didn't matter

 

Cast: Aimee Garcia … Carmen Salgado
Al Bandiero … Frank Martin
Jossara Jinaro … Loli
Gina Rodriguez … Gina
Louie Alegria … Pablo
Derrick Denicola … Jared
Andres Perez-Molina … Jesse Salgado
Gustavo Mellado … Luis Salgado
Rene Rosado … Nino
David Hernandez … Cuko
Liliana Montenegro … Irene Salgado
Safia Hannin … Cecy Salgado
Peggy Goss … Jared's Mother
Daniel Yabut … Danny Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brad Armacost … Jared's Father

 

Plot: Carmen is a good student with a bad attitude who lives for dancing in the underground clubs of Chicago. She yearns to be 'somebody' but is afraid to believe in herself. Her immigrant Mexican, working-class parents want her to stay in school and get an education, so she attends junior college while working at a grocery store. Carmen's professor catches her performing one day in the neighborhood and challenges her to audition to a formal dance school in California. She gets into a fight with her chaotic family and runs away to her best friend Gina's place only to find out Gina's been getting beat up by her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Carmen's boyfriend, Jared wants her to commit and move in with him. Pulled apart in every direction, her dream of dancing fades. Can Carmen overcome her fears and take the biggest chance of her life, or will she succumb to her self-doubt? Written by Los Angeles Latino Film Festival   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Three Word Title  Imperative In Title  Punctuation In Title  Exclamation Point In Title