Rum and Coke

Rum and Coke

Director: Maria Escobedo

Cast: Diana Marquis, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Christopher Marazzo

     
 

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Linda (Diana Marquis) is a lovely, educated Latina with an interesting job in television production and a gringo boyfriend, Steve (Christopher Marazzo), with whom she has just moved into a small apartment. Her safe and sane world is turned upside down one afternoon when a fire alarm in her office building is answered by Jose (Juan Carlos Hernandez), a ruggedly

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Linda (Diana Marquis) is a lovely, educated Latina with an interesting job in television production and a gringo boyfriend, Steve (Christopher Marazzo), with whom she has just moved into a small apartment. Her safe and sane world is turned upside down one afternoon when a fire alarm in her office building is answered by Jose (Juan Carlos Hernandez), a ruggedly handsome Cubano firefighter who is immediately attracted to Linda. As it happens, Steve suddenly takes a magazine assignment that will keep him in the Andes for three months, giving Jose plenty of time to show Linda the Latin passion that is missing from her life. When Steve returns early from his cancelled trip with a token of betrothment, Linda must make a painful choice. ~ Buzz McClain

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A romantic comedy with a different accent, Rum and Coke is a mostly charming low-budget offering, despite director Maria Escobedo's very deliberate process of getting from plot point A to point B. There are few surprises along the way, although the secondary characters -- Jose's father, Linda's mother, her co-worker -- are eccentric enough to keep things interesting. Long stretches of dialogue slow things down, but not enough to shut things down completely. Diana Marquis does a superb job as a woman who spends much of her time and energy toning down her innate sexiness, and Juan Carlos Hernandez gives her plenty of smoldering passion to play against. The weak link is Christopher Marazzo as the wimpy boyfriend Steve, who doesn't think to tell his girlfriend he's going away for three months until he's ready to leave and is too self-possessed to realize what's going on when he opens the door and finds his embarrassed gal and a Cuban hunk alone in the hallway. No one wants Linda to stay with him, thus robbing Linda's decision at the end of any drama. You've Got Mail this film is not, but that's not for lack of heartfelt effort.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2007
UPC:
0658769740233
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Vanguard Cinema
Time:
1:26:00

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Disc #1 -- Rum and Coke
1. Settling [11:59]
2. How Romantic [9:29]
3. Necessary Force [10:38]
4. Discontent [16:35]
5. Stirred Emotions [20:15]
6. Losing Control [15:33]
7. A Fire [8:38]
8. End Credits [3:08]

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