Wanda De Jesus sparkles, as Negi's strong-willed and resilient mother.
The rest of the cast is of equal first rate calibre.
In EXXONMOBIL MASTERPIECE THEATRE'S AMERICAN COLLECTION "Almost a Woman," 13-year-old Esmeralda Santiago, called "Negi" (Ana Maria Lagasca), arrives in New York City from rural Puerto Rico with her mother and siblings.
Quick to learn English and urban ways, she becomes her family's liaison to the challenges of a new life and discovers opportunities she never dreamed possible. It follows a young Hispanic immigrant who comes to America and speaks no English.
In Blood Work, his aging lawman portrayal is highly convincing, but by the end of the film this fascinating character study looses all credibility at the hands of an age-old, Hollywood stereotype.
Eastwood plays experienced FBI profiler Terrell Mc Caleb, who is forced into retirement after a series of heart attacks and transplants have kept him sidelined for two years.
For starters, Santiago had a first hand part in the production and orchestration of the film version.Continue reading: Illegal Tender Review Clint Eastwood is back to lay down the law and settle a new score.This time, his pursuit of justice has a new wrinkle (or many, I suppose): his age.The movie held the student's interest and gave a good insite on Puerto Rican-Americans.Weather you're an Esmeralda Santiago fan or not, you've read her biography or not, and you're Puerto Rican or not- This movie will capture your heart and touch your inner most feelings.