15 October 2009 | mickeyjcowboy
Classic story, perfectly filmed
I loved this movie. It is a classic story, but I loved it. Usually you have to suspend reality a little bit for every movie, but this one seemed as real as a documentary. I grew up in south Texas ranch culture, and I felt like I was reliving my childhood. Everything in the movie is perfect, and believable. I never heard of either of the main actors, but I wish them great careers and many blessings. I seldom watch a movie twice, but I could see this one again. Makes me want to head for Laredo. It makes me sad that so often Hollywood downplays spirituality nowadays, or distorts it, but the spirituality of the Mexican workers is both inspiring and accurate. I also love that the movie is clean. I can recommend this movie to anyone without being embarrassed. I try to see a movie a week, and this is one of the top two for me this year. Now I want to check out Kuno Becker's other work. Usually, a movie makes you like the good guys and hate the bad guys, but I felt compassion for both sides. The movie-maker doesn't condescend to us by making one side evil.