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One of my all-time favorite movies
on October 24, 2014
This movie is delightful. Growing up in a small rural community and now living in New Mexico, it's easy for me to identify with many of the colorful characters, and the movie is funny without making fun of the characters. The people are treated respectfully -- with the possible exception of a few incompetent politicians. These are country people trying to live in their traditional New Mexico community despite the onslaught of developers who don't understand the culture. The movie highlights the spectacular New Mexico scenery and some of the culture and traditions of families that have lived in the area for hundreds of years. Even the actors are generally of Hispanic heritage (though not necessarily New Mexican), so their accents and speech patterns are much like many rural New Mexicans. If you enjoy the movie, read the book for more in-depth treatment of the characters and the culture.