Friday, March 18, 2011

266. Maria Full of Grace (2004)


-What is America like?
-Over there... it's too perfect. Everything's straight.

A very important role that movies have served over the past hundred years is to humanize a problem that viewers would otherwise have very little idea about. Most American's would imagine that using young girls to traffic illicit narcotics in the United States inside their stomachs is pretty horrible, but it is easy to dismiss unless one actually sees it. Unlike many overtly preachy films, this film simply puts a face to the problem, and leaves it up to the viewer to decide on the solution. Catalina Sandino Mareno deserved every accolade she recieved from this movie and it remains one of the most heart wrenching performances I have ever viewed.

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