Tangerine (2015)

R   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Drama

Tangerine (2015) Poster

A hooker tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.




  • Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in Tangerine (2015)
  • Sean Baker at an event for Tangerine (2015)
  • Sean Baker at an event for Tangerine (2015)
  • Mickey O'Hagan and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in Tangerine (2015)
  • Sean Baker at an event for Tangerine (2015)
  • Mya Taylor and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in Tangerine (2015)

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4 February 2016 | jen-lynx
| A brilliant indie film well worth watching
Aside from being a thoroughly enjoyable film, "Tangerine" has the remarkable distinction of being shot entirely on an iPhone 5S. How such a feat was accomplished is beyond me for while it does appear to be a low budget piece it looks fantastic. Furthermore, maybe because of the unique film techniques, it feels very real, like you were just tagging along for the duration.

The story takes place over the course of about 12 hours, following the lives of two transgender prostitutes on Christmas Eve. Sin-dee has just been released from jail, and her best friend Alexandra lets slip that her boyfriend/pimp picked up with another women while she was away. This sets Sin-dee off on a rampage as she scours the L.A. streets looking for the new girl and her cheating man. The story weaves from Sin-dee's quest, to Alexandra picking up a few tricks throughout the day, and subtly follows a cab driver who has a thing for Sin-dee, while his family works out his proclivities. Through all of this, the film is not condescending, preachy, or insensitive to anyone. It is brutally honest, hilarious at times, realistic, even touching and sad.

I loved this movie. From the colorful characters to the perfect pacing to the creative cinematography, "Tangerine" is one film every lover of cinema should watch at least once. Oh, and a super soundtrack! I hope to add it to the collection one day.

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Release Date:

10 July 2015


English, Armenian

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,683 12 July 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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