DVD Smile Now Cry Later

DVD Smile Now Cry Later
DVD Smile Now Cry Later
Run time: 85 min
Rating: 5.3
Genres: Drama
Director: Kate Whitney
Writers: Kate Whitney
Stars: Joyce Alvarado, Rene Michelle Aranda, Alina Ayala
Mickey Jones is an all-American rockabilly, complete with slicked-back hair and smokes rolled in his sleeve. Yet, behind his cool demeanor he is plagued by an abusive past. Enter Laura Pecheco, a stunning, sexy Latina from East LA, with a clear head and a sharp wit who turns Mickey’s head, freezing his world for an instant. Unfortunately, however, she comes with a dark past that has the power to destroy everything she loves. Little do they know, their destinies have been woven together and it was only a matter of time before the coming events would unfold. As the two draw closer, their worlds and pasts collide wreaking havoc on their relationship, and it is only in the final seconds when fate,written long ago, will reveal itself. Written by Anonymous
Country: USA
Release Date: 3 July 2013 (USA)

1 Comment

  1. There are some decent performances in this rather morose drama, but I just found the script was just too clichéd and wooden. Also there were just too many unlikeable characters that I couldn't get emotionally invested in. As you might expect from a movie of this genre, there's plenty of violence, threats of violence, raw language, and it can get quite grim and bleak. However, it does offer some messages of faith and what I would call a "poetic justice" ending.

    Patrick Nuo, the singer and actor, stars as Mickey a wannabe rockabilly singer who's also attending law school. We quickly learn he's plagued by lots of self-doubts and insecurities, with an alcoholic mother, absentee father, and at times a demeaning sister.

    He becomes attracted to Laura, ably portrayed by Sabrina Perez, who likes Mickey very much as well. However, Laura has a brother Luiz (David Fernandez Jr.) who's a local gangster and tries to prevent her having any serious relationships. She also is the victim of a brutal rape, which opens the film, and has had a son from the assault. She now has to send her son away to avoid possibly more violence from the father.

    Laura feels horribly trapped in her life and sees a relationship with Mickey as a possible way out of the gangster environment she lives in. Mickey feels the same way but is subject to severe attacks when he continues to pursue Laura.

    As mentioned, it can all get terribly grim. Additionally, the screenplay and acting just came across to me as just too clichéd. The "poetic justice" ending at least gave some relief from it all.

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