De ida u vuelia (2000) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|Mexican film about the plight of migrant workers who are forced to
choose between illegal work in the USA, rural poverty in Mexico, or
squalid urban poverty in Mexico. The title means "round trip" - the
lead character goes to the States and comes back again.
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Filiberto first seeks his future in the States as an illegal worker.
When he returns, his little village is in turmoil, and things are not
as he expected them. The previous
landlord's son is now in charge and is greedily grabbing up land from
the poor people by
hook and crook. One family harassed by the landlord consists of
former girlfriend (who broke her promise to wait for him) and his
cousin (who broke his promise not to approach the ex-girlfriend).
It is a bleak, sometimes darkly humorous little story about the
exploitation of the innocent.
- IMDB summary.
IMDb voters score it 6.9/10 (Meaningless. Only 16
- with their dollars: made for a modest $12
million dollars, it grossed $39 million in the USA (1600
screens), $33 million elsewhere.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a C-. Small, sincere movie of
little appeal to those without a specific interest in the
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