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I Like it Like That

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Director Darnell Martin's acclaimed debut film stars Lauren Velez, Jon Seda, Rita Moreno and Griffin Dunne as members of a battling Bronx family filled with love, passion and real-life choices. Whenher well-meaning husband China is arrested, a young mother, Lisette, finds herself unprepared to support the family. Fast-talking her way into a job with a record producer Griffin Dunne, Lisette quickly discovers her own hidden talents. But the boys in the neighborhood report back to Chino that Lisette is "dating" her bigwig boss, leading to a major confrontation that changes their life together.

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  • Actors: Lauren Luna Vélez, Jon Seda, Tomas Melly, Desiree Casado, Isaiah Garcia
  • Directors: Darnell Martin
  • Writers: Darnell Martin
  • Producers: Ann Carli, Diana Phillips, Lane Janger, Stephen Lloyd, Tracy Vilar
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 13, 2004
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00023GG94
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,571 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "I Like it Like That" on IMDb

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nic Hol on February 23, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I had this movie on vhs years ago. My cousin borrowed it and never gave it back. I always wanted to make sure this movie was in my collection. I grew up in the Bronx and I know this is one of the few movies that tell a real story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ricardito on November 5, 2006
Format: DVD
As a Lauren Valez fan I would have loved this film even if she just came on screen and recited the alphabet. This is a sweet film about the trials of relationships when you have friends and family involved. Jon Seda is great as a tough working father whose wife and family is his Achilles heel. Lauren Valez is the young mother who has to think fast when her husband ends up in jail. Fans of either actor would like this film, it's from the early 1990's, and you can see that their acting skills were still being honed at this stage. I really did like the film though, especially the ambiguous ending. Not bad for a Friday evening treat after a hard week at work.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Flick Chick on August 3, 2004
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The plot is centered around a semi-dysfunctional family in the Bronx. The leading lady's character "Lisette" begins this film totally dependent on her husband for survival and happiness. Her husband "Chino" is a macho latin man, but he finds himself in a position where he can not be dependened upon. They have three children, they're in a run-down apartment in the Bronx, she has suspicions of him being unfaithful, they're out of money, and their marriage is suffering. With all of these things in the plot this could be a serious dramatic film. But this movie takes a lighter approach to viewing this family's troubles. You watch them as they struggle with poverty, infedelity, trust issues and raising children as they're still trying to mature themselves. However, the movie never preaches or judges it simply keeps an affectionate eye on this family and keeps you completely engaged with their story. Throughout this film you'll be rooting for Lisette to come into her own as an independent woman.

Although the movie is energetic and has a fun tone... it is still rooted in the real problems facing this family and there are scenes in this movie that will truly move you. Its these scenes that make the film worthwhile.

There are a couple of veteran actors in this film such as Rita Moreno, and Jesse Borrego that make this movie worth buying. Jesse Borrego's character "Alex or Alexis" is the gem of the film and almost steals the show. The acting is superb and the music is excellent. The twists, sub-plots, and classic New York stories all shown in an imaginitive and fresh way; are what make this movie a winner.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Batista on November 11, 2006
Format: DVD
I think this movie made a decent attempt to capture the struggle of living in poverty as Nuyoricans. It has a good amount of poignant moments from beginning to the very end and also its equivalent share of wacky hilarious moments, which I wont spill and spoil for you that should buy this movie if even you are latino or not, it doesnt matter. I think anyone can relate or try to the struggles we personally face or others do. I think the fact that I expected too much realism, being Puerto Rican myself, was a reason why I could not digest the exaggeration it portrayed. If you want more realism about what it truly means to be hispanic or want to know more and you are not , please, please check out Manito I promise you will not regret it and will feel so much more moved than this movie.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robert Byrd VINE VOICE on July 3, 2006
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This high energy and spirited look at a Puerto Rican community in the Bronx provides a wonderful little slice of New York life that is thoroughly enjoyable. I could watch this movie repeatedly and continue to be completely entertained. Not bad, considering it's the director's first feature! Not bad at all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Caesar on January 13, 2006
Format: DVD
This is one of my all time favorite movies! I think that Lauren Velez is a beautiful woman and a very talented actress. The movie itself is very interesting, funny, touching at times, and it totally held my attention. I am not Puerto Rican, but the film gives off the air of realism so I'm comfortable saying it seems to be a very realistic film despite the fact that I can't personally relate.... But since when do we have to personally relate to a film to appreciate it? Right? Right. So this is a great film, I love it and if you like this you should also check out Mi Vida Loca... these two are two of my all time favorites... its so rare these days that we get good, quaility, almost 'fun' films... u know? Just good entertainment, that's what this film brings. It's nothing too deep, but it hits below the surface in many ways.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Miguel Aleman on June 26, 2004
Format: DVD
I like it like that is a film like no other, it is as real as it can get. This movie brings me back when growing up in a Spanish Harlem. It is realistic, from the beginning to the end. Each character in this movie is some one we know out there, they are so believable, that one could swear they've come across some of them at some point in their lives.
The plot of the story is very realistic l, from the financial difficulties and struggles that some Latin people in New York City come bypass very day, to the love and romance in the two individuals feel for each other. It's a true example to how every day is a struggle to survive and make ends meet on top of all the discrimination that some go through out in the real world.
Over all, this film will make you cry, laugh and re-think about the struggles that some people have to go through to get to where they are or they want to be.
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