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Emilio is a normal teenager who somehow finds himself being sent to the principal's office every other week. He has a crush on Jacklynne, the most popular girl in school, so he decides to run for Student Council President in order to impress her. After announcing his candidacy, Emilio discovers, to his horror, that Jacklynne herself will be running for office against him. Emotions fly high as campaign fever intensifies. Not wanting to lose his chance to win her heart, Emilio devises a risky plan that could come to a disastrous end if the tyrannous school principal gets wind of his scheme.]]>
- Director's Commentary
- Unschooled - The Making of "Casi Casi"
Top Customer Reviews
I recommend this movie mainly because it is a very well written story, something that unfortunately is seldom seen in Puerto Rican films. The narrative flows very naturally and very efficiently. The story captures the audience in its very first 15 minutes, making them totally forget that they are watching a digitally shot movie. Another important aspect of the story is that it departs considerably from the socio-political themes that heavily predominate in Puerto Rican cinema. Casi casi breaks new ground by being the first Puerto Rican movie in recent years to totally dismiss this in order to concentrate on an often forgotten demographic in the Puerto Rican entertainment business; 8 to 11 year olds, and preteens. It is, in essence, a very good family movie with a bit of adventure, a bit of action, a bit of comedy, a bit of romance, and lots of heart.
Although its sets and photographic value are generally average (the behind the scenes demonstrates why), the postproduction immediately raises eyebrows for its high quality. Casi casi is very probably the first Puerto Rican movie in a long long time to have its own classical score. Written by Peter Mills and performed by the New York repertory orchestra, the classical score fills many voids in the movie, making it the most notable part of the movie.Read more ›
"Casi, Casi" is a delightful film that captures the wacky misadventures of painfully self-conscious and joyfully social teenagers at a Puerto Rican high school. The spirit of this film and its story connect with students drawing them into the language and culture without force. Students actually care what happens to the characters. Instead of showing students some "weird" different culture, it humanizes spanish-speakers, showing kids just like them, dealing with problems just like them, in a school just like theirs.
I loved the "accento puertorriqueño" and the inside view of life in a high school where they speak Spanish. My students had great discussions comparing their own group of friends to those of Emilio and wondering what crazy things they would get themselves into just because they like a girl.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought two of these and the both only had half of the chapters on it... So they only played halfway through 😖😡Published 8 hours ago by pearlm
I use this for my 8th grade Spanish class. I think it's geared more to 9th grade or above in some instances with mild language but have used it with my class depending upon the... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Lee S
I love the movie, but be careful ordering it. I have bought 3 separate copies that are all sealed with the bar code and appear to be legal, and each copy has been damaged at about... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marilyn Brummell
DVD only played half way through..... My students are now behind and I am stuck ordering a replacement. Please give me my money back!Published 3 months ago by Cory
I believed this to be a complete story, but it stopped half way. The story itself is very good for high school Spanish students (I purchased the DVD to show my 2nd year Spanish... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Priscilla Cintron
My Spanish I students love this movie! There are a few words that I wish weren't there, but I am willing to put up with them to have a fun, Spanish language movie to watch!Published 5 months ago by S Faye