The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)

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A young boy falls in love with a handsome policeman who is investigating his family's criminal activities.


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5 May 2006 | fjgebaue
10
| A beautiful and cutting-edge film
I saw this at the San Francisco Film Festival... it is really a beautifully done film that has both good laughs and good drama. It is amazing that this film was produced for about $10,000 US and was shot in 13 days in the director's own hometown neighborhood. This film will surprise you with its frankness and honesty, and I can't recommend it highly enough. I've seen plenty of boring and trite or irrelevant films at film festivals. This film is certainly worthy of your time and may change the way you look at poverty, at gay people, and at the nature of families and the love of parent and child, sibling and sibling. It is also a wonderful "barrio" film in the tradition of "Macho Dancer," but I think it does that film one better. I would definitely see this movie once or twice again. It is easily as good as any Hollywood film.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,690 24 September 2006

Gross USA:

$28,041

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,691

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