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Ruta Madre (2019)

After his first love breaks his heart, a young American singer reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego, California and embarks on an epic road trip through Baja with his uncle in order to reconnect with his Mexican roots and find himself.

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Agustin Castaneda
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paulina Gaitan ... Colette
Héctor Jiménez ... Officer Benitez
Lia Marie Johnson ... Daisy
David Castro ... Daniel
Paul Rodriguez ... Flaco
William Miller ... Rodrigo
Ilza Ponko ... Mirna (as Ilza Rosario)
Sandra Luesse ... Cherrie
Carmen Salinas ... Doña Ceci (Grandma)
Luis Felipe Tovar ... Comandante
Angélica María ... Agata
David Fernandez Jr. ... Carnitas
Vince Rimoldi ... Jag
Reinaldo Zavarce ... Jose Ibarra
Mauricio Mendoza ... Alfonso Velasquez
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Storyline

Ruta Madre is an electrifying and hilarious rite of passage tale where American culture and Rock and Roll meet the music, traditions and beauty of Mexico. Based on a true story, Ruta Madre chronicles the magical odyssey of Daniel, a talented young Mexican-American singer and his cynical uncle Rodrigo. When his first love Daisy breaks his heart, Daniel, in emotional agony, reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego California and embarks on an epic road trip with his uncle, who is also on the run from a past that haunts him. This comical, dramatic and spiritual journey begins at the US/Mexico border, and winds its way through Tijuana, Ensenada, down the majestic Baja peninsula, through the sleepy French mining town of Santa Rosalia, and finally arriving at a family ranch in Ciudad Constitution. A friendly witch, unlikely angels, enticing demons, righteous Federales, a prostitute full of hope, a peculiar drug dealer and even the most beautiful woman in the world, are just some of the ... Written by Anonymous

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The Mother Of All Road Trips See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Going South See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

Won Best Picture 2016 International New York Film Festival. See more »

Soundtracks

Insane
Performed by Giovana
Composed by Giovana and Jackson Price
Produced by Alpha Centauri Pictures and Signature Sound
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Hilarious with heart
19 July 2019 | by avtenorSee all my reviews

I really love this film. I can really identify with feeling like a stranger in your own culture. Not only is this really funny, but it is also so poingant and heartfelt in the end. Great writing, awesome performances by the actors, and beautiful direction and cinematography. There's a reason it won tons of awards in the festivals. Bravo.


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