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Margarita

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This charming lesbian drama tells the tale of an undocumented Mexican nanny, Margarita (Nicola Correia Damude, De Grassi: The Next Generation) whose girlfriend Jane (Christine Horne, Tru Love) is reluctant to commit and whose yuppie employers a nice Toronto family with money problems are about to let her go. A warm and funny crowd-pleaser, the film features an excellent supporting cast that includes Patrick McKenna (The Red Green Show) and teen star Maya Ritter (Finn s Girl). BONUS FEATURES- Short Film Below the Belt Trailer More from Wolfe

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A potent cocktail of heart, humor, and humanity. --Sound on Sight

What a charmer Margarita is!... Plays like an indie relative of Mary Poppins with a LGBT twist or like Canada s answer to The Kids Are All Right... --Cinemablographer

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  • Actors: Patrick McKenna, NICOLA CORREIA DAMUDE, CHRISTINE HORNE, CLAIRE LAUTIER, MAYA RITTER
  • Directors: Dominique Cardona, Laurie Colbert
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • Studio: Wolfe Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 29, 2013
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EVKQ2YS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,574 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I thought this film lacked character development and depth. The dialogue and the acting felt superficial and forced. Ironically, the friendship most believable and genuine appeared to be between Margarita and Carlos. Nicola Correia Damude's Magarita came across as a sincere and very likable character and she,a very capable actress. As with many lesbian films, content and character development was replaced with gratuitous sex scenes that neither developed the plot nor the character.

I was confused how a family that lived with and "loved" Margarita for six years; treated her like family, could devolve and crumble the way they did in this film. I think the crumbling is possible, given the circumstances, but the story itself didnt't translate well to the screen because of the superficial acting. The story is a good one and makes an earnest effort to illuminate the struggles illegal immigrants face in this country. I expected more from this film and was left feeling a little disappointed.
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Margarita is a good example of entertaining and intelligent indepenent film making. Here you find a great story competent actors and a charismatic lead actress. What a delight to find a story where the main character is a lesbian, but the story involves so many more issues. Margarita is an illegal immigrant in Canada and the family she has worked for are letting her go after 6 years, so she need to get married or be deported. This dilemma she faces gives rise to both dramatic and comedic plot development which is very satisfyingly resolved. What a great country Canada is, where same sex marriage is legal, if only Australia, where I live was as enlightened!
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I admit that I had low expectations for this film. After reading some of the reviews and after having just seen Concussion, I figured this movie was just another piece of garbage.

But I couldn't have been more wrong! I cannot wait to watch it again. The main character, Margarita, is rip-roaring funny. She has a pleasant accent and a sarcastic wit that kept me laughing. Nicole Correia-Damude, who played "Margarita", absolutely sold this movie!!! Her performance is AMAZING!!! Patrick McKenna and Maya Ritter also did superbly, and their performances really helped bring the movie together.

The story is relatable given the current worldwide economical turmoil. Many people/families have found themselves in similar circumstances and are forced to resort to drastic measures. This background isn't meant to imply that the movie is "heavy" in any way. The directors were able to keep the movie light through comedy. The story still makes the audience think about immigration issues and the effect of difficult financial times on families, marriages, children, and employment relationships.

The chemistry between Margarita and her girlfriend Jane was iffy. I think that the directors should have cast someone else as Jane because Christine Horne's performance wasn't really memorable. However, Nicole Correia-Damude, playing "Margarita", had enough passion for both of them.

Bravo on an excellent movie! I'm glad that I bought it. As far as I'm concerned, it is tied for 1st place with "Kiss Me" and "Out At The Wedding".
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A very lovely tale of an illegal immigrant nanny and her employers. She is family when she works but due to hard times and cash shortages her family need to give her the boot. They don't want too but have too. She gets the news then has an accident and needs hospital care and the immigration people catch up with her and want to send her back to Mexico. But she is in Canada and is an out lesbian and her family are not married themselves. So both him and her ask her to marry them so she can stay in Canada and they can keep her. They do love her in a very professional way. And there daughter thinks shes her big sister and loves her dearly. BUT Nanny decides to stand on her own two feet and turns them all down and decides she will go home. BUT her girlfriend has other ideas and pops the question for real. A lovely tale with just a bit of magic. Enjoy. A good watch for all romantics and dreamers.
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Margarita is a simple movie, but thestory in this movie,
is so good, but whatever you may think may happen,
well, its don't.
the movie starts with a rich couple getting there towed!
than, after that, we find out they also have a nanny,
that basically does everything for them ,
encluding rasing there daughter,
than the couple figures out they have money going out than have
coming in, so they argue & decide they need to let there,
Nanny go, so they can save money,
the family sees her as part of the family and neither the hubby or wife,
wants to tell her.
they finally do it together, than they realise that she is in the U.S illegally,
so, the couple decides , since they want margarita to stay in the country,
and they know they cannot afford to go to court, so the couple talks
about how they will keep her here,
btw, the couple is NOT married, they are only common law,
the wife decides well, the her hubby could marry Margarita,
and she could stay here, margarita decides since she is a lesbian, '
thats not a good idea for her, so the wife gets a great idea,
why don't she marry Margarita, the courts would understand that,
but Margarita has a girlfriend that doesn't want to marry her
to much has been said about this movie,
so whatch the movie and see what happens,
it will surprise you.
again , what you think should happen , doesn't!!
i would recommend this movie to any person wanting to learn
about things in a lesbian relationship!!
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