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Things I Forgot to Remember (1999)

Cosas que olvidé recordar (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy | 10 June 1999 (Spain)
A bittersweet comedy in Spanish and English about a Cuban family that migrates to the United States. Robertico, Carmela and Roberto's youngest son, grow up feeling ashamed that his family ... See full summary »

Director:

Enrique Oliver

Writers:

Martha Fowlkes (screenplay), Enrique Oliver (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Ana Torrent ... The Virgin
Olga Merediz ... Carmela
Larry Villanueva Larry Villanueva ... Robertico
Blythe Danner ... Mrs. Bradford
Al Romero Al Romero ... Roberto
Rae Dawn Chong ... Mary
Alicia Borrachero ... Juanita
Arantxa de Juan ... Isabel (as Arancha De Juan)
Lillian Hurst ... Consuelo
Zoyla Oliver Zoyla Oliver ... Granny
Kimberly Wood Kimberly Wood ... Joanna
Anjelino Chabrieay Anjelino Chabrieay ... Raúl
María Isasi ... Teresita
Jack Taylor ... Mr. Bradford
Kenya Bennett Kenya Bennett ... Brenda (as Kennya Bennet)
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A bittersweet comedy in Spanish and English about a Cuban family that migrates to the United States. Robertico, Carmela and Roberto's youngest son, grow up feeling ashamed that his family might not be American enough. He has reached this conclusion by constantly watching American television and forming an opinion as to how Americans really are. Led by his desperation, he literally escapes into an American television sitcom in order to forget about his Cuban past. Not knowing what to do, his family prays to the Virgin Mary to ask for help. When the cultures clash, Robertico has to decide whether he is strong enough to withstand his own self-hatred, and learn not only self-esteem, but how to embrace his Cuban roots. Written by luiza do brasil

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Una agridulce comedia.

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Comedy

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 June 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Things I Forgot to Remember See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Brilliant, imaginative
14 July 2004 | by cbarclay99See all my reviews

Does anyone know how I can buy a copy of this brilliant story of the Cuban-American immigrant experience, imaginatively told?

A bittersweet comedy in Spanish and English about a Cuban family that migrates to the United States. Robertico, Carmela and Roberto's youngest son, grow up feeling ashamed that his family might not be American enough. He has reached this conclusion by constantly watching American television and forming an opinion as to how Americans really are. Led by his desperation, he literally escapes into an American television sitcom in order to forget about his Cuban past. Not knowing what to do, his family prays to the Virgin Mary to ask for help. When the cultures clash, Robertico has to decide whether he is strong enough to withstand his own self-hatred, and learn not only self-esteem, but how to embrace his Cuban roots.


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