PBiFF "La Americana" could use a little help..... - CinemaDave
Apr. 11th, 2008 09:07 pm PBiFF "La Americana" could use a little help.....
In direct contrast to "Confessions of an Economic Hitman," "la Americana' tells the tragic story of Maria del Carmen Rojas, a single mother whose daughter is a paraplegic. The job opportunities in Bolivia are not forthcoming, so Maria comes to America.
This hardworking lady works long hours cleaning houses and walking dogs. She makes a lot of cash, but she is unable to care for her daughter. Maria learns that if she returns to Bolivia , she will be unable to return to America.
"La Americana" is a heartbreaking motion picture, yet Maria is not an individual given to self pity. She teaches her handicapped daughter the same lesson, though the daughter's health grows worst each day. Yet the daughter's 15 birthday is celebrated with a big family in high style and one feels that Maria will persevere.