|Stephanie Sigman spends an entire movie bein hounded by parents, friends, cops and druglords.|
|Fine young thing says her name's Maria|
- wrapped her up like a hot tortilla.
Perennial wonderment:Stephanie Sigman's film debut is emotionally solid, remindin us of Catalina Sandino Moreno in Maria Full Of Grace (2004). But what awaits a new actress who had just turned so many heads? Catalina Sandino Moreno got an Oscar nod for her role in Maria Full Of Grace but her biggest role since is a virtually anonymous vampire in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010). Let's hope Sigman doesn't follow her into oblivion.
|World peace will one day reach Mexico, a leadin entry in any Most Dangerous Cities In The World statistic.|
Watch out for:The showoff scene in the movie - an extended long take followin the girl from her SUV to a truck as she is bein ambushed and rescued. Phwoar.
an interview with Philip Concannon that the film is very divisive in its native Mexico but has this to say: "There is a ton of material being done about crime in Mexico and most of it is completely surreal or ridiculous. There are movies that are very comedic or farcical in tone and they are doing very well. I was so surprised by this and I feel there is almost an agenda to show crime in a light, entertaining way. That was very strange to me because I had this perception that crime was something very different, and when we went on to research we found out that the crime world is very ignorant, pathetic and grey. We didn't find gold chains or girls all around, you know, we didn't find people having a great time. We found a lot of paranoia and people who were very mistrustful of the people around them. We felt it was a good opportunity to talk about that because nobody was saying that crime was an ugly world, everybody was fixated on this Scarface promotion, and I don't think crime in Mexico has that side. Even the biggest drug lords live a very pathetic life; they are not in a luxury castle but in these dark apartments hiding. It was very important for me to talk about that, to show how these criminals behave and how much they lack a sense of morality. It was kind of an anthropological statement." What a privileged look in we get!