Saturday, October 22, 2011

Movie Review: Raising Victor Vargas (2003)


When I first turned this movie on (Ice Films) I nearly turned it back off again because there was some pretty offensive (to me) language.  Not to say that the language wasn't appropriate in the situation.  I just have a lot of trouble hearing certain words.  Fortunately I didn't turn it off because I found myself involved in a lovely and touching movie about an old-world grandmother trying to raise three teenagers on her own.  Apparently none of the actors were professionals which really added to the sweetness and reality of the film.  And apparently this film won several noteworthy prizes.  I'm not surprised.  A film that is this "different" is hard to forget.