Maria Full of Grace

2004 R 1h 41m DVD

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Maria Full of Grace

2004 R 1h 41m DVD
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Maria Alvarez is a smart, independent 17-year-old from Colombia who agrees to smuggle a half-kilo of heroin into the United States for a shot at a normal existence in "El Norte" -- where she imagines the city streets are paved with gold.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Catalina Sandino Moreno
  • Yenny Paola Vega
  • Guilied Lopez
  • John Alex Toro
  • Patricia Rae
  • Wilson Guerrero
  • Jaime Osorio Gómez
  • Johanna Andrea Mora
  • Orlando Tobon
  • Fernando Velasquez
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is about an unfortunate chain of events that leads a 17-year old Colombian girl, Maria (Catalina Sandino Moreno), to smuggle drugs into the U.S. by swallowing them. The processes of preparing the drugs for swallowing, the actual swallowing, and the retrieval are shown in exhaustive detail. Though only one brief heavy kissing scene takes place, much of the plot revolves around Maria's pregnancy and the pressures it brings, which are discussed extensively. Language (English subtitles) is casual and conversational, but often heated and uncensored. While Maria is noble in many regards, her actions are dangerous, and they put her life in jeopardy.

Sexual Content

Mild teenage foreplay, sexual discussions regarding pregnancy.

Violence

Graphically bloody scene depicting aftermath of drug-transporting accident.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Maria is a complicated character. She illegally transports drugs (while pregnant). But she's also caught in a difficult world, and in the end finds her inner strength.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Teen drinking, drinking while pregnant, humans used as vessels for transportation of drug pellets.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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