Go see the award-winning film RAISING VICTOR VARGAS!!!
In Theatres Now! (visit www.raisingvictorvargas.com for theatres and reviews)
Raising Victor Vargas is a stellar debut from writer and director Peter Sollett, adapted from his Sundance award-winning short film Five Feet High & Rising.
Vargas stars newcomers Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte, Altagracia Guzman, Melonie Diaz, Kevin Rivera, Nino Rasuk, Donna Maldonado, Wilfree Vasquez, and Krystal Rodriguez
Synopsis (from SF Chronicle & SF Bay Guardian):
Victor Vargas is a Casanova from the Lower East Side who sets his sights on neighborhood hotty "Juicy Judy" (Judy Marte) and won't take no for an answer. Meanwhile Victor's innocent little brother (Silvestre Rasuk) and bitchy sister (Krystal Rodriguez) are going through their own adolescent mutations, and his overprotective Grandma (Altragracia Guzman) is convinced pseudoplaya Victor is dragging them all into sin, becoming the latest in a family line of hopeless "gigolos." Toeing a line between high comedy and near tragedy that's utterly natural throughout, Raising Victor Vargas is
an almost perfectly realized joy.
A True Find ! Touching and Energetically Funny.
An Altogether Satisfying Romantic Comedy.
- Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
Terrific! A life-enhancing experience.
I loved this movie! One of the best movies this year.
- Roger Ebert, Ebert & Roeper
One of the best film's you will see this year.
- Mariel Cruz, The Fader Magazine
and uproariously funny! Don't miss it!
- Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
Hot, heartfelt movie magic. A coming of age movie that really nails it.
- Peter Travis, Rolling Stone
Impressive! The character's dreams, grace and struggles are as REAL AS IT GETS !
-Manohla Dargis, LA Times
Enchanting! I loved this movie!
Hardly a wasted moment, or a false one.
- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
An ensemble of first-time actors give stunning performances in director Peter Sollett's affecting story of romance among Dominican teenagers on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
- Dave Itzkoff, Spin Magazine