Directer:Richard Glatzer, Wash WestmorelandWritter:Richard Glatzer, Wash WestmorelandRunning time:90 min Country:USA Language:Spanish, English Genre:DramaSubtitle: English Starring: Emily Rios — Magdalena,
Jesse Garcia — Carlos, Chalo Gonzalez — Tio Tomas, J.R. Cruz — Herman, David W. Ross — Gary,
Alicia Sixtos — Eileen, Jesus Castanos-Chima — Ernesto, Jason L. Wood — James, Rebecca Lopez - Wendy
ภาพยนตร์ลาตินอินดี้เรื่องดังเจ้าของรางวัลขวัญใจมหาขน และแกรนด์จูรี่ไพร์ส จากเทศกาลหนังซันแดนส์ และนอกจากนั้นมันยังคว้ารางวัลสำคัญจากเวที Independent Spirit Awards ด้วยในสาขา JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (มอบให้แก่ภาพยนตร์ที่ใช้ทุนสร้างไม่เกิน 500,000 ดอลลาร์ และมอบให้แก่ผู้เขียนบท, ผู้กำกับ, และผู้อำนวยการสร้าง) ซึ่งแน่นอนว่านี่ไม่ใช่หนังธรรมดาๆครับผม
As Magdalena''s 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she''s pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Magdalena is 14 and anxiously awaiting her 15th birthday where she''ll celebrate her quinceanara. Her world starts to crumble when she discovers her pregnancy after not being able to fit in her gown for her quinceanara. Soon, she''s kicked out of her home, abandoned by her family, and abandoned by her baby''s father. Magdalena is then taken in by her great-granduncle, Tomas and her gay, often-in-trouble cousin, Carlos. There she finds a new family and life.
Quinceañera is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. It was released as Echo Park, LA in UK. Set in Echo Park, Los Angeles, the film follows the lives of two young Mexican American cousins who become estranged from their families: Magdalena because of her unwed teenage pregnancy and Carlos because of his homosexuality. The third issue entered upon by the film is the gentrification of a populous district of Los Angeles, and the resultant culture clash.
The film is spoken in the mixture of English and Spanish ("Spanglish") used by bilingual people who switch easily from one tongue to another; some of the humor is best appreciated by bilingual viewers.
As Magdalena''s (Emily Rios) 15th birthday approaches, her working-class family prepares for the important Quinceañera, a lavish coming-of-age celebration. To help with expenses Magdalena is forced to wear a hand-me-down party dress and abandon her dream of arriving in a Hummer limousine. But when her father discovers she is pregnant and refuses to believe the incredible truth — she is still a virgin — Magdalena moves in with her elderly Uncle Tomas (Chalo González) and black sheep cousin Carlos (Jesse Garcia). Her newfound family is soon put to the test when an unexpected crisis threatens to tear them apart, and Magdalena learns what it truly means to come of age.