How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer
Mexican-American family matriarch Dona Genoveva (Lucy Gallardo), her divorced daughter Lolita (Elizabeth Peña) and teenage granddaughter Blanca (America Ferrera) all tinker with love during one sleepy summer in their Arizona border town. Dona's driving lessons take an unexpected turn, while things heat up at the butcher shop where Lolita works, and Blanca cooks up some romance for herself. This charming drama received a Grand Jury Prize nod at Sundance.
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- Georgina Riedel
- This movie is
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film examines how three women in one family but of different generations explore their sexuality and, in doing so, learn more about themselves. There's swearing, sexual innuendoes, and allusions to sex toys.
- Sexual Content
- A teenager grabs a boy's hand and places it on her breasts; later, she's shown having sex for the first time (no nudity; girl is in a bra, boy has no shirt, they're under the covers, but there's movement). A woman is shown pleasuring herself -- we only see her face -- with a vibrator. A couple is caught in bed, and one has to get dressed quickly.
- Characters argue, sometimes loudly.
- Fair amount from "damn" to "s--t."
- Social Behavior
- Plenty of misunderstandings between the women in this Mexican-American family, and some disrespect. But clearly they love each other, and want nothing more than for each of them to find happiness and peace. Some men are boorish when it comes to their attitude toward women; one character is downright lecherous.
- Store signage, mention of products at a butcher shop.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Some social smoking and imbibing.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it