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Fanciful storytelling involves us in the lives of people who experience love, lust, and loss with pluck, humor, and tears. Political overtones, family pathos, and issues of class and poverty create the particularly Puerto Rican narrative. The people in the stories are joyful and sad, at once simple and complicated, passionate, lustful and romantic—exceedingly human. Their stories are a testament to the strength and failures of love in its many dimensions.
Cádiz and Diego agree to go their separate ways. She decides to continue alone on the trip that might have saved the relationship. The journey frees her, and she is happy. Relishing the opportunity to be her true self, she plans to pursue the dreams that her marriage stifled. She did not expect intrigue; and she did not expect to fall in love.
Michael, a young professional, searches for the ideal dance partner in a New York City nightclub. He just wants to dance, nothing else – until he meets the perfect and unattainable Maritza.
Seventeen-year-old Cristina comes to terms with her sexual needs; losing her virginity becomes a priority. Her slutty girlfriend Miriam tries to help to achieve her goal, but feels frustrated by her friend’s lack of experience. In her quest for sensuality, Cristina fails to recognize true love.
Ventura wants to be just like his father. He aspires to marry young, and become a respectable and successful señor. He notices a girl who wears silly dresses and bows in her hair. She intrigues him; he decides that he will marry her, and romances her. He is confident, but their sweet and poignant courtship is short-lived.
Then there is Isabel, Elisa, Daniel, and Carmelo . . .