Raising Victor Vargas

    Genre
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    88 mins
  • Release Date
    2002
  • Countries
    France, United States
  • Languages
    English, Spanish

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Set on the backdrop of New York City's Lower East Side, Peter Sollettt's RAISING VICTOR VARGAS is "divinely realized… like sunshine burning through a cloud bank" (New York Times). An official selection of the San Sebastian, Cannes, and Sundance Film Festivals, RAISING VICTOR VARGAS is rated an impeccable 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and is a deeply felt, authentic coming-of-age tale in which a teenager struggles to find some sanity while surrounded by an eccentric grandmother, a crazy new girlfriend, and a longing younger brother.
DIRECTED BY:
Peter Sollett
WRITTEN BY:
Peter Sollett
CAST INCLUDES:
Victor Rasuk, Donna Maldonado, Kevin Rivera

SYNOPSIS

On New York City’s Lower East Side, Dominican teen and aspiring ladies’ man Victor Vargas (Victor Rasuk) has nothing but girls on his mind. Though he talks a big game at the local pool, Vargas’ true experience amounts to nothing more than a string of romantic rejections. After Vargas fails to improve his abysmal reputation by bedding an overweight classmate, he chooses a much more difficult target – the stunning and stuck-up Judy Ramirez (Judy Marte).

Raising Victor Vargas

    Genre
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    88 mins
  • Release Date
    2002
  • Countries
    France, United States
  • Languages
    English, Spanish
DIRECTED BY
Peter Sollett
WRITTEN BY
Peter Sollett
CAST INCLUDES
Victor Rasuk, Donna Maldonado, Kevin Rivera
Set on the backdrop of New York City's Lower East Side, Peter Sollettt's RAISING VICTOR VARGAS is "divinely realized… like sunshine burning through a cloud bank" (New York Times). An official selection of the San Sebastian, Cannes, and Sundance Film Festivals, RAISING VICTOR VARGAS is rated an impeccable 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and is a deeply felt, authentic coming-of-age tale in which a teenager struggles to find some sanity while surrounded by an eccentric grandmother, a crazy new girlfriend, and a longing younger brother.

On New York City’s Lower East Side, Dominican teen and aspiring ladies’ man Victor Vargas (Victor Rasuk) has nothing but girls on his mind. Though he talks a big game at the local pool, Vargas’ true experience amounts to nothing more than a string of romantic rejections. After Vargas fails to improve his abysmal reputation by bedding an overweight classmate, he chooses a much more difficult target – the stunning and stuck-up Judy Ramirez (Judy Marte).