Synopsis: Magdalena is 14 and anxiously awaiting her 15th birthday where she'll celebrate her quinceanara. Her world starts to crumble when she discovers her pregnancy after not being able to fit in her gown for her quinceanara. Soon, she's kicked out of her home, abandoned by her family, and abandoned by her baby's father. Magdalena is then taken in by her great-granduncle, Tomas and her gay, often-in-trouble cousin, Carlos. There she finds a new family and life.
Genre: Drama
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  7 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Good afternoon.

First of all...

...I'd like to welcome you

to the celebration...

...of this marvelous day

in a beautiful young girl's life.

The Quinceaera of Eileen Garcia.

On this day she turns 15.


...she becomes a woman.


We're gonna take another picture.

Before the picture. Hold it.

- Herman, look over here.

- Come on, fool, right here.

Look right here.

Okay, smile now.


Don't tell my mom.

Eileen looks really beautiful.

- So does Magdalena.

- We have a lot to be proud of.

Magdalena's Quinceaera

is coming up soon. When is it? July?

No. In June.

Get ready to pay through the nose.

You know, Walter,

Magdalena's won't be like that.

She's different.

She's a more traditional girl

than Eileen.

All right, Ernesto. If you say so.

- Your hair looks funny like that.

- That's a nice comment.

Just trying to make conversation.

Don't bother.

- So did you go with Jessica?

- No.

- Not what I heard.

- I don't care about her.

Didn't you get the text I sent you?

Yeah. I deleted it.

Girls, do you have a chopping block

for the onions?

There aren't any more.

Maria, I was thinking

that I could madrina the dress...

...for Magdalena's Quinceaera.

Really? She'll be so happy.

I could alter Eileen's to fit her.

Thank you, sister,

you're always so good.

Silvia, I haven't seen Carlos yet.

He's not coming.

He's not coming

to his own sister's Quinceaera?

Aunt Silvia,

Uncle Walter wants you.

Don't talk to me about that boy.

One, two, three.

Ladies and Gentlemen...

...thank you for coming

to Eileen's Quinceaera.

Now it's time to dance and groove!

Look at the muscles on this one.

If only I was 20 years younger!

Forty years!

You got the urge?

Yeah! Look! Look!

Is To Tomas ready?

- Here.

- Thank you, Mama.

Thank you, mijo.

Thank you, Junior.

Why is To Tomas eating worms?

It's not worms. It's fat from the meat.

What's up, Magdalena?


Carlos, what are you doing here?

Happy Birthday, hermanita.

I got that for you.

You better get out of here.

- What are you doing here?

- Nothing.

You're trying to embarrass me.

- I told you not to be here.

- None of your business.

You're not my son anymore!

I don't want you here.

F*ck you! It's my sister's birthday,

you asshole.

Get out! You disgust me.

Get out of here.

- F*ck you!

- No, Daddy, no.

- You better get off me, man!

- Carlos!

I'm going!

Don't do it, Carlos.

Don't ruin your sister's special day.

I don't want to hit you again.

Carlos, go home.

I'll see you at home.

Let's go. Let's get back. Come on.

Everybody, thank you for coming

to this Quinceaera.

It's a special day for a Quinceaera.

Thank you, everybody,

for showing love.

- Oh, my God, that was crazy.

- I know.

He hit him so hard.

First of all, a family party

and that happens.

I was kind of embarrassed.

That's my cousin. Come on.

It's her big day, her Quinceaera.

Did you see her at the end?

Her face?

She'd been crying and her mascara

was smeared everywhere.

- Carlos is so stupid to do that.

- He shouldn't have been there.

Exactly. It's her Quinceaera.

- Oh, my God.

- What is it?

- Look.

- Who is it?

It's Herman.

Look at you. You're going all red.

Shut up.

They kicked him out

of the house, why?

He didn't say.

Neither would Silvia. I asked her.

Here he is.

Oh, my God. Carlos, look at you.

You're going to spoil your looks.

- Let me clean you up.

- I'm cool, Ta.

- Come on, it's late.

- Let me take care of him.

Candy, let's go.

Bye, To.

You will live.

Come in.

I'm glad you're still awake.

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Richard Glatzer

Richard Glatzer was born on January 28, 1952 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on America's Next Top Model (2003), Still Alice (2014) and Pedro (2008). He was married to Wash Westmoreland. He died on March 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA. more…

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