January 12, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

Quinceañera — the Sundance favorite centering on the titular extravagant 15th-birthday celebrations — glimpses the lives of two Mexican cousins (Jesse Garcia and Emily Rios) as they struggle with such issues as pregnancy, sexuality, and gentrification.

EXTRAS A grainy ”homemade” quinceañera video modeled frame for frame on a party that writer-directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland attended; a nostalgic commentary with the stars and creators; a short making-of, which reveals that the pair wrote the gritty, heartfelt script in only three weeks. A-

type
Movie
Genre
mpaa
R
runtime
90 minutes
director
Richard Glatzer,
Wash Westmoreland
Cast
Jesse Garcia,
Emily Rios,
Chalo Gonzalez
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