Raising Victor Vargas details
|Starring:||Melonie Diaz, Victor Rasul, Silvestre Rasuk, Judy Marte, Altagracia Guzman|
Raising Victor Vargas
|Run time:||1 hour 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Apr 2004|
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deeply touchingBy stevethehalibut (6 reviews) from London , 14 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a really touching film about the true innocence of youth and the clash of values/ideals between a young lad trying to make his way in a tough New York suburb and his sweet loving grandmother who was born in the dominican republic in the 1930s. Brilliantly acted with great warmth, humour and a wonderful sense of naivety in a world where it seems that appearances are everything. The scene with Gran getting her saucepan stuck on the kitchen tap had me in stitches. And Juicy Judy is a complete babe.
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My partner says...By gingerspike (432 reviews) from Grimsby , 05 Aug 2012Due to a morning of cycling & an afternoon of ale drinking, I am unable to review this film, as I fell asleep after five minutes. This is not a reflection of the film! My partner said it was quite a good, quirky film (my kind of film actually!). However, this was after I'd posted the DVD back!
Good QuirkyBy Ell1981 (169 reviews) from London , 10 Jan 2011Good film-liked the lack of over dramtisation. Gritty usually means shocking but not in this case. Had moments of humour but an overwhelming feeling of ackwardness and struggles with human relationships.
Raising Victor VargasBy emmylove (1 review) from Nottingham , 02 Jun 2009The first time I watched the film was when I was about 11 years old;
It has stuck in my mind ever since and i previously watched it another time at age 17.
I love the whole culture of this film, shows the unusual beauty of Harlem, New York.
It's a story of family, friendship and romance, and is quite an unusual flowing film.
I wouldn't say it's a film I'd watch over and over, but it's deffinately worth seeing once or twice, it's beautifully shot !
I personally love the whole meaning of the film and generally think the film is so sick, but i can imagine others to think it was okay. So i'm being realistic :).
It is deffinately worth seeing.
Well observedBy a customer from London , 07 Aug 2008I loved this movie. I empathised with all the characters in this simple, meandering, beautifully-told story. The ample use of hand held camera is always appropriate, all the acting is convincing, all the actors well cast, and the script is a delight. There are many funny moments which the director deftly draws out from the everyday situations portrayed. A real 'feel good', 'rites of passage' movie, dealing with universal life truths. Would appeal on many levels to a range of age groups.
Sweet and natural and pleasingBy Savage (632 reviews) from London, England , 13 Jul 2007Sollett's attempt to show New York City youth in a naturalistic light is an almost complete delight, as we follow Victor's only slightly too-pat transition from swaggering Latino macho wannabe to genuine and sensitive boyfriend. The performances are fantastic, but it's the director's eye for background and his naturalistic mise-en-scene which make the picture so effective. I suspect that anyone who can remember what it was like to be sixteen and surrounded by family members who weren't always welcome will find this picture one to cherish.