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31 July 2003 | santes-1
| A funny, but overlooked Mexican comedy
I am not a big fan of Mexican movies since most of the latest movies stink. I am not very fond of black-and-white movies from the 50s either.

One day when about nine years ago, I came across this movie. At first it failed to catch my attention, but as the movie ran I just couldn't stop laughing and watching.

It's a comedy about a group of neighborhood children (ages 3-15) who are always looking for fun and games. They are like the Mexican version of "The Little Rascals." But if you expect to see nothing but brown children, you will be wrong. The oldest girl "La Cachuquis", played by Angelica Maria, and some of the kinds including "El Gringo" looked more like white. The oldest boy in the group, who acts kind of like the co-leader, is of African ancestry. But they always get into trouble with the neighbors and two bullies, who look more like the average American teens of the 50's with their Elvis hairstyle and the other like a young James Dean.

One of the scenes that cracked me up was when the children see how their crazy inventions turn to disaster leaving one of the nieghborhood mother with a mustache and another bald. But there's much more.

This movie is an example of Mexico's Golden Age of movies, unlike the horrible movies of today.

10 out of 10!

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