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Living by your wits
on December 17, 2011
Before I purchased this movie, I used to rent it at my local library on a bi-weekly basis until someone stole it(I guess someone liked it more than me). This movie shows what a person can do when they possess determination, courage, and street smarts. This is the story of Alejandro,(Ally) and his sister Isamar. They are two displaced kids who live in a garage in Queens, NY. The film does not explain where their parents are, the only thing we get to know about them is that the sister Isamar has been staying in "safe homes, has learned to cook good meals,and has finished 10th grade. The only thing we find out about Ally's past is that he didn't go to school.
The plot of the movie centers around Ally and Isamar's desire to own and operate a liunch truck. Ally is the more serious of the two even though he is younger than Isamar ,who we find out is prostituting herself inside the trucks parked around the area(think lot lizard). Ally looks the other way as his sister prostitutes, and is trying hard to change their lives. Ally and his sister are very close, but Isamar wants to do things most teens do like hang out with her friend Lila and go on dates. Ally is more enterprising than most adults, he and his friend Carlos sell candy to people on the subway, and bootleg dvd's to the men that work in the garage.
This is a great movie and I would recommend it, because it shows what you can do if you are determined, even if it doesn't always turn out as planned