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Raising Victor Vargas

2002 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

DramaRomance

remarkableterrificcompellingengagingsensitive
  • Jini Score
    81%
  • Critics Score
    80%
  • Rating
    7.2/10
  • Box Office
    $ 2 Million
  • Jini Score
    81%
  • Critics Score
    80%
  • Rating
    7.2/10
  • Box Office
    $ 2 Million
remarkableterrificcompellingengagingsensitive
Victor is growing up on the Lower East Side and is at the age where he is driven by desire and unchained by maturity. His image as a ladies man is shattered when he is found in Fat Donna's bedroom. Soon, as a result of his sister's big mouth, the whole Dominican community knows. Full of confidence, Victor sets out to reclaim his image by winning Judy. Judy proves to be elusive and difficult. Victor persists, and with a surprising tenderness, ultimately wins Judy's heart. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz Raising Victor Vargas is a 2002 American English-language Drama Romance movie starring Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte, Melonie Diaz, Silvestre Rasuk, Kevin Rivera, Altagracia Guzman and Gladys Austin. Raising Victor Vargas was Produced by Peter Sollett, Robin O'hara, Scott Macaulay and Alain De La Mata. Raising Victor Vargas is written by Peter Sollett and Eva Vives and it is directed by Peter Sollett. Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. Raising Victor Vargas was released on 12th February 2004 and takes a screen time of 88 minutes. and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. Raising Victor Vargas was made on a budget of $0 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $2 million. Cinematography was done by Tim Orr and editing by Myron I. Kerstein. The music was composed by Brad Jones along with Roy Nathanson.

Raising Victor Vargas Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 4.7/5

94%

Positive Review Rating : 89%

89%
  • The writer director, Peter Sollett, cast the film with kids from his own neighborhood, who give themselves over to the camera with a spirit of improvised play that morphs into vivid, layered acting. ( Read More )
  • If Victor thinks constantly about dating and sex, what boy his age doesnt As the film opens, he is interrupted during the conquest of Fat Donna, who lives upstairs. ( Read More )
  • Peter Solletts Raising Victor Vargas is a tenderhearted evocation of a young Latinos conflicts with girls and his own stubborn family. ( Read More )
  • E Film Critic

    You keep waiting for it to not be awesome... and it keeps being awesome. ( Read More )
  • Ensnares you in all the pimpled humor and humiliation of adolescence. ( Read More )
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Awards for Raising Victor Vargas
  • Cannes Film Festival
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards
    0 WON
    9 NOMINATIONS
  • Village Voice Film Poll
    1 WON
    3 NOMINATIONS
  • Gotham Awards
    0 WON
    3 NOMINATIONS
  • Viennale
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Humanitas Prize
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • San Sebasti├ín International Film Festival
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Deauville Film Festival
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Online Film & Television Association
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS