How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

Synopsis: Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: Maya Releasing
  5 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min


Good morning!

Good morning.





Blanca, get in here

and say hello to your Nana.

Oh! She is driving me crazy!

Let her be.

They ran out of the tomatoes

that were on sale,

so I got you some other ones.

And I can't stay for long.

I gotta go open the shop.

Hey, and what is that

hunk of junk sitting outside?

It's mine.


The car. It's mine.

You're joking, right?

No. I bought it.

With what?

I had some money saved up.

What money?

You can barely survive on your

Social Security checks.

I've been saving a little

here, a little there...

What is it that you need

that you need to buy a car?

I can fit this whatever it is

into my schedule.


You don't even know

how to drive.

I can learn.

I'm not that old.

Seora Rodriguez still drives,

and she's only five years

younger than me.

So she says.

She's been driving

her whole life.

I... I thought...

maybe you can teach me.

Oh, forget it.

I don't want any part of this.

Trust me, it's for

your own good, okay?

The car goes.

Your grandmother

has gone crazy.

Your grandmother,

she's driving me crazy!


Did you see the monstrosity

that she bought?

You mean that car is hers?

Not for long.

I thought it was cool.

"Cool. "

Do you want your Nana

to kill herself?

She doesn't even know

how to drive.

Mom, what's the big deal?

She'll just learn.

I don't know what

got into her head.

Maybe she's lonely.


How could she be lonely?

She has us, doesn't she?

What more does she want?

Give us some candy.

Two tostadas!

Who's gonna pay

for all this?


What can you give us

for free?


You really shouldn't take

the name of the Lord in vain.

F*** off, Rose.

So, we saw your abuela's

new hotrod.

How do you know about that?

Please. You can't fart in

this town without everyone

smelling it.

That's true.

So, what do you think God

thinks about farts?

Leave her alone.

What? I just figured

a future nun would...

She's not a nun yet.

Yeah, when are you gonna

tell your parents?

I don't know. They're kinda

set on me going to college.

They want me to be

the first Reyes to go.

New face.

Who do you think he's after?

Maybe he wants to do you.

What makes you say that?

Please. Ever since you

sprouted those, you've become

a hot commodity.

Okay, what about yours?

Until Mercy loses that ass of

hers, no boy's gonna be

chasing her.

My mother says there's

nothing wrong with a little

meat on your bones.

Of course she would say that.

Your boyfriend's here.

He's not my boyfriend.

Thank you.

Doesn't he creep you out?


Hi. I wanted to get

a head start on the pork

in the back.

Oh, I'm...

I'm sorry.

I got it.

You were... you were smiling.


When you came in...

you were smiling.

It's been a while since...

It was nice.

Well, there isn't very much

to smile about around here.

I'm surrounded by a bunch of

smelly pigs all day.


I know.

That's not what I meant.

I'm not made for eating,

I know that.

We couldn't get a very good

batch of chorizo from here.

Your father, he couldn't

stand the smell either.

He used to place his chair


He figured if anyone wanted to

place an order, it was just as

good a place as any.

It just gave him better

access to pinching the ladies'

asses as they passed by.

At least that's what people

would say.


I better get back to work.

These pigs won't cut themselves.


Chica. Como estas?

Guess what your mother

did this morning?

She bought a car.

You knew?

Of course I knew...

she's my mother.

And you let her?

Hey, guess what!

She already knows.

What are you doing here?

Where's Maria?

My husband keeps

running off the help.

The other day he sat down on her

lap like it was no big deal.

Scared the living daylights

out of the girl.

She didn't come back the next

day or the day after that.

I told Victor he has to quit

scaring away the help.

I don't mind cooking and

cleaning once in a while,

but every day? No.

Give me a fresh chicken, please.

Jose Luis!

Get me a fresh chicken.

You better keep an eye

on your mother.

First a car, and then

who knows what?

Yeah. Remember Doa Loda?

She got the little dog to keep

her company after her

children left?

Well, you saw what happened.

She now has twelve. Inbreds.

And their heads are so big for

their body, and all they do

is yap.

Are you saying my mother

is gonna end up with a fleet

of cars?

Well, Doa Petra

got her b*obs done

when she turned sixty.

She did not get

her breasts done.

I don't know why

she bothers.

Nobody wants to touch 'em.

She did not get

her breasts done.

They are padded.

Just like yours.

And anyway, um...

Ama has been talking about

getting this car for a while,

and I just, you know,

I don't see the harm in it.

Well, I'm just saying

you should be careful.

I'm done.

I'll be back next week.

Thank you, Don Pedro.

You know,

I can help you with this.

The car. I have a license.

I can teach you how to drive.

That isn't necessary.

What? You afraid I'll...

dirty the car?

Oh, no, that isn't it at all.

Of course not!


Then what?


Then we'll start next week.

But... but... I...

I can't pay you!

No mujer, es un favor.

No, no, no, no!


you turn it on.

Tell your mom to buy

a washer already.

Why would she,

when she has me?

Let's call someone.

There's nobody to call.

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Georgina Garcia Riedel

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