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      Margarita

      2012 1h 30m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 56% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Margarita works as a nanny, until she is fired by her financially strapped employers, Ben and Gail. Their teenage daughter is outraged by their decision and makes sure her parents know how important Margarita is to the family. Read More Read Less

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      Liam Lacey Globe and Mail The cast works valiantly and the cinematography is crisp, but trite characterizations and an earnest-cutesy tone make this movie feel like too much domestic labour. Rated: 2/4 Jun 21, 2013 Full Review Linda Barnard Toronto Star Suffers from predictability and unrealistic episodes of household idiocy ... Rated: 2/4 Jun 20, 2013 Full Review Lauren Shiro Curve Margarita is a simply fabulous film. It will entertain you, and it will touch your heart. May 24, 2022 Full Review Jay Stone Canada.com As a look at what's going on in the gentrified core of Canada's biggest city, it's as hard to buy as one of those renovated houses, just steps from the subway and a bike ride to the food market. Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 14, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member sehr vorhersehbar. flache storyline Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member A hidden gem in the Netflix instant streaming selection! An undocumented Mexican nanny named Margarita (NIcola Correia) for years has helped her employers with raising up their daughter Mali (M. Ritter), cook, clean, and even fix appliances and things around the home. Unfortunately tragedy strikes when her employers (a couple of doctors living in Toronto Canada) become find themselves about to lose their home and other assets due to bad investment decisions. Margarita's gf is a law student named Jane (C. Horne) who is unwilling to commit. Faced with job loss and deportation, the future of Margarita is at stake so what will happen...A lovely film, thought provoking in so many levels and bravo to the cast and crew for doing a fantastic job! Definitely recommended and I think many households would be lucky to have a nanny like Margarita because she is one of a kind! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Gay, beautiful, smart, Mexican Margarita seems to be the ultimate 21st century Mary Poppins seems to be the perfect nanny. Despite this, overwhelmed by their financial struggles, the family she works for reluctantly decides to fire her. At the same time, her closeted girlfriend refuses to take their relationship to the next level or even embrace her homosexuality in public. Her life gets suddenly more complicated after an accident reveals her as an illegal immigrant and authorities want to have her deported. Yes, Margarita could have been a very dark movie indeed but in the end Cardona and Colbert seem much more interesting in establishing a warmer and much more upbeat connection between the characters and the audience. This is also achieved through the very likeable performances by the cast, headed by an impressive Nicola Correia Damude in the titular character role. The result thankfully is not only charming but also credible and respectful of the serious themes it deals with. Perhaps more remarkably, however, is its genuinely funny sense of humour, hence avoiding of the biggest setbacks of the vast majority of similar films - straight or gay. It must also be noted that it's nice to see a good film with a lesbian lead character that doesn't end in tragedy, isn't surrounded by controversy or come across as blatant exploitation. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a pretty funny movie with a pretty good cast. At times it tried to manipulate the viewers emotions. It was amateurish as well but I don't care what people say. I actually liked it! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member just darn lovely, lovely, lovely- from soundtrack to lead actress; every.single.bloody.thing. the infectious joy'd have you surrendering to happiness, to love, to life ... for as long as the high lasts after the credits roll. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Margarita works as a nanny, until she is fired by her financially strapped employers, Ben and Gail. Their teenage daughter is outraged by their decision and makes sure her parents know how important Margarita is to the family.
      Director
      Dominique Cardona, Laurie Colbert
      Producer
      Rechna Varma
      Screenwriter
      Laurie Colbert, Margaret Webb
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 22, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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