Blue Diner

The Blue Diner

Director: Jan Egleson

Cast: Jan Egleson, Lisa Vidal, Miriam Colon, Jose Yenque

     
 

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A Latina eager to embrace America finds her tongue is a bit more eager to betray her culture than she is in this comedy-drama with elements of both romance and satire. Elena (Lisa Vidal) is an attractive Puerto Rican immigrant who is eager to make a career for herself in business. With that in mind, Elena strives to make herself seem more "American," to the annoyance…  See more details below

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A Latina eager to embrace America finds her tongue is a bit more eager to betray her culture than she is in this comedy-drama with elements of both romance and satire. Elena (Lisa Vidal) is an attractive Puerto Rican immigrant who is eager to make a career for herself in business. With that in mind, Elena strives to make herself seem more "American," to the annoyance of her mother, Meche (Miriam Colon). Elena has also landed herself an Anglo fiance (Jack Mulcahy), who makes a good living selling coffins, though Elena is still attracted to her former boyfriend Tito (Jose Yenque), an artist and fellow Puerto Rican. One day, Elena's attempts to assimilate into mainstream culture begin to manifest themselves physically and psychologically when she discovers she's lost the ability to speak Spanish, her primary language for most of her life. Can Elena tear herself away from the white-bread culture she's embraced and reconnect with her roots -- and with Tito? While shot in Boston by American independent filmmakers, much of La Fonda Azul's dialogue is delivered in Spanish by a multilingual cast.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2003
UPC:
0687797102898
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Millennium
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Scene selections; Previews; Behind the Blue (making of documentary); Spanish subtitles

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [9:28]
2. Madly in Love [10:39]
3. Nobody Likes to Eat Brains [9:07]
4. Coming Home Late [4:58]
5. Foreign Language [11:49]
6. 15 Minutes of Fame [7:57]
7. After the Club [6:29]
8. The Tie Says Everything [9:54]
9. Just a Few Questions [9:18]
10. Bad Driver [11:02]
11. Words Have Always Been There [5:35]
12. Ending Credits [3:38]

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