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      Luminarias

      R Released May 5, 1999 1 hr. 41 min. Romance Comedy List
      69% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 67% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Four professional women come together in a restaurant in East Los Angeles to share secrets about their careers, love, family and sex. These college friends who have been through divorce and various romantic relationships are Andrea, a lawyer; Sofia, a therapist; Irene, a clothing designer; and Lilly, a visual artist, and they are all looking for love in Los Angeles. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member For those who always ask me what is the movie about because people often don't want to watch what they don't understand....I explain this is the Latina "Waiting to Exhale"...trust me it's a great compliment! I love both movies but simple minds need simple explanations, get it! It's an excellent movie if you've never seen it, just rent it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Scott Bakula has a small role, but otherwise just a string of foul mouthed females. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lawrence Van Gelder New York Times Rated: 2/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review James Berardinelli ReelViews Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Hollis Chacona Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Mark Halverson Sacramento News & Review Rated: 3/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review MaryAnn Johanson Flick Filosopher There may be too much crammed in here... and Luminarias too often relies on coincidence and cliché to keep things moving. And yet it's wonderful to see adult women... portrayed so positively onscreen. Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Four professional women come together in a restaurant in East Los Angeles to share secrets about their careers, love, family and sex. These college friends who have been through divorce and various romantic relationships are Andrea, a lawyer; Sofia, a therapist; Irene, a clothing designer; and Lilly, a visual artist, and they are all looking for love in Los Angeles.
      Director
      Jose Luis Valenzuela
      Executive Producer
      Joel Ehrlich, Evelina Fernandez, Sal Lopez, Jose Luis Valenzuela
      Screenwriter
      Evelina Fernandez
      Distributor
      Artist View Entertainment, New Latin Pictures
      Production Co
      Sleeping Giant Productions, July Street Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Language|Sexuality)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 5, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 2, 2007
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $428.5K
      Sound Mix
      Mono, Surround