Immigration Tango

Synopsis: An American couple and a foreign couple test the limits of friendship and love when they switch partners and get married for green cards.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): David Burton Morris
Production: Roadside Attractions
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

[Mambo music playing]

[Pray For Rain singing

Baila Dineroin Spanish]

You're too beautiful

to wake.

I heard that.

You were speaking

in Russian.

What were you dreaming?

About you.

It would have been

in Spanish.

I dreamt I went back home

as an American.

I was with my family,

and they were all asking

about United States.

We were all very happy.

I made you some coffee.

Oh, it's so hot

for coffee, Carlos.

And I also made you

breakfast in bed.

Gracias, mi amor.

But I know something that

it's not too hot for, ever.

Do you know? Hmm?

[Alarm clock ringing]

You know what

I'm talking about?

Dej? Me sola!

Qu? Carajo!



# You came to me #

# From far away

across the sea #

# I must concede

I now believe in destiny?

[Alarm clock buzzing]

# The facts agree #

# That we were simply

meant to be #

# It sounds nutty,

but I believe in destiny?


What time is it?

Uh, it's almost 9:00.

How long were you at it?

Last time I looked,

it was almost 5:

I know.

I'm obsessing a little.

A little?

Okay, a lot.

But everything is riding

on this mock trial.

If I flunk, the only

thing I have to show

for the last five years

of my life

is a student loan

that rivals

the debt load of

a Third World country.

Stop worrying

about it.

You'll pass.

I have to pee.

Can I have some privacy,



You were supposed

to wake me up early.

I did.


That's early.

You were supposed

to get me out of bed,

not get in bed with me.

Hey, I can't help it if

I find you irresistible.

Weren't you supposed

to meet this guy

about managing his restaurant

this morning?

Olv? Dete.

Qu? Vas a ir?


Yo tengo raz? N.

I'm listening.

Actually, I'm not.

I'm late.

I'm gonna go get a real job,

one that pays the rent

on this boat.

I have a job.

Yeah, one that pays

minimum wage, no benefits.

Elena, I'm not management

material, okay?

I don't even own a tie.

I'm an artist, a chef.

That kind of job would

choke the life out of me.

What if you

get sick or hurt?

I won't.

You work in the kitchen

with fire, knives.

You'll take care of me.

You're impossible.

You're beautiful.

What do you think?

Good for an American company?

I would hire you

just to stare at you

all day long.

Wish me good luck.

Good luck.

Nice ass.

I need coffee,

Xanax, something.

Stress is

driving me crazy.

Easy for you to stay,

Mr. Full Ride Scholarship.

I got lucky.

It's not my fault

that I was

the only person

who applied

for that fellowship.

And to have parents that pay

your share of the rent.

It's a loan.

I'm gonna pay 'em back

when I get my PhD.

You know that.

What year might that be?

Ho. I resent that.

I'm sorry, honey.

How long have you been working

on this thesis now?

This dissertation?


Yeah, it's not

about getting it done

by a deadline, but

getting it done well,


the English sonnet

in relation to

its form and history.

Must be hard to work up heat

for 14th-century novels.

[Laughs] You know what?

I agree with you.

Um, around here,

it's been hard

to work up anything,



Well, what was the

last time we made love?

It will get better when I

getthrough this semester.

I feel like I heard that

last semester.

I'll make it up to you.

I promise.


By the way,

we need clean towels.

No, no. You're

laundry this week.


Until the 15th, I'm groceries,

garbage, dry cleaning,

and you are laundry,

cleaning and bills.


# Another world goes round

# Doesn't make a sound #

# Round and round and round?

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