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Latinologues

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The stereotype-laden preshow speech sets the tone for Latinologues: ”If you must open your 40 ouncer, do it quietly.” From there, the laughs are loud, abundant, too easy (a border-patrol agent who puts ”the panic to the Hispanic”), and tired (a horny busboy simulating butt-slapping sex while singing Daddy Yankee’s ”Gasolina”). Make that tired and icky. Director Cheech Marin and four appealing actors (including playwright Rick Najera) mine a few quietly emotional moments — a soft-spoken Dominican janitor, the pregnant-and-proud ”virgin of the Bronx” — and these well-crafted characters are worth more than all the coke-snorting-Cuban jokes combined.

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