Maria Full of Grace

Synopsis: In a small village in Colombia, the pregnant seventeen years old Maria supports her family with her salary working in a floriculture. She is fired and with a total lack of perspective of finding a new job, she decides to accept the offer to work as a drug mule, flying to USA with sixty-two pellets of cocaine in her stomach. Once in New York, things do not happen as planned.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Joshua Marston
Production: New Line Cinema
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 41 wins & 33 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

At least it's a decent job.

Please, what's decent about it?

Maria, go back and apologize.

Aren't you listening?

I am not going back.

I'm not going back, and that's it.

She quit and left him standing there.

Well done. This deserves a toast.

Bottoms up.

Because she kicks ass.

Come on. Down the hatch.

Blanca, look. Isn't that your boyfriend?

Oh, my God.

Ask him to dance.

No way. You're crazy.

Come on, don't be stupid.



This is Blanca and I'm Maria.

I'm Felipe and this is my cousin Franklin.

What's up?

She wants to dance with you.

Go for it.

You want to dance?


Let's dance, then.

Juan, I want to dance.

Hold on.

Hold this for me.

All right, let's go.

Spin, spin, spin.

What's wrong with you?


Another drink.


You want to dance?

What do you say?


Let's go.


Hold on.

Maria, I'll see you later.

Bye, Blanca.

All right, then.

Juan, I have something to tell you.

What is it?

I think I'm pregnant.

Are you sure?

- You're not fucking with me, right?

- No.

I've missed my last two periods.

What are you going to do?

I don't know.

Who else knows?

Only you.

No one else?

You want everyone to know?

I bet Blanca already knows.

No, Blanca doesn't know.


Do you want to get married?

- Are you joking?

- Why?

- Where would we live?

- My house.

There're ten people in your house.

You share a bedroom with your brother.

So where do you want to live?

My house would be better.

Right, a lot better.

A guy living in his girl's house. No way.

You're so fucking stupid.

Stupid? Your family hates me.

Why should I live there?

We're better off in my house.

The more the merrier.

Why don't you want to get married?

I'm stepping up to this.

Juan, do you love me?

Oh, not that again.

Look me in the eye and tell me

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Joshua Marston

Joshua Jacob Marston (born August 13, 1968) is an American screenwriter and film director best known for the film Maria Full of Grace. Born in Los Angeles County, California, he graduated from Beverly Hills High School. Marston worked in Paris as an intern for Life, then for ABC News during the Gulf War. He returned to the United States and earned a master's degree in Political science from University of Chicago in 1994 before earning a Master of Fine Arts in film at New York University.Marston also directed an episode of Six Feet Under, and Episode 7 of The Newsroom in 2012. Marston directed a segment of the collective film New York, I Love You. His 2011 film The Forgiveness of Blood premiered in competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival and competed for the Golden Bear. Along with Andamion Murataj, Marston won the Silver Bear for Best Script.In 2016, Marston made his English-language debut on Complete Unknown starring Rachel Weisz and Michael Shannon, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released on August 26, 2016 by Amazon Studios & IFC Films. Marston is currently directing Come Sunday for Netflix. more…

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