Maria Full of Grace

Maria Full of Grace

DVD - 2005
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Maria Alverez, a bright, spirited 17 year old, lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia. Desperate to leave her job stripping thorns from flowers in a rose plantation, Maria accepts a lucrative offer to transport packets of heroine-which she must swallow-to the United States. The ruthless world of international drug trafficking proves to be more than Maria bargained for. She becomes ultimately entangled with both drug cartels and immigration officials.
Publisher: Paramount Home Entertainment Australia [Australia] : [2005]
Branch Call Number: DVD MARI
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 97 min.)

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lukasevansherman
Nov 02, 2018

There are so many drug movies/shows but most are either about those fighting the war ("Sicario," "Miami Vice") or those on the wrong side ("Narcos," "Blow"), but not many about the pawns in the drug game. "Maria Full of Grace" is about a teenage girl in Columbia who loses her job and signs on to be a drug mule. Catalina Sandino Moreno gives a commanding performance in the lead role. American Joshua Marston directs.

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saturn
Dec 06, 2017

The movie was very well made. I did not like some of the choices the girl made but I can understand how she did not want to conform to her family's expectations. The movie was powerful and well acted.

kurasawa1 Jun 19, 2013

wonderful movie - real and thoughtful

pooterdad64 Aug 17, 2012

Wonderful movie. Hard to watch sometimes as you witness a young women searching for who she wants to be in the world. Easy to see where she's uncomfortable with the same old way of life that everyone else just falls into. Her choices take her on a very scary and challenging journey. But she discovers her own strength and confidence to move into the next phase of young woman-hood. Slow moving at times but well done.

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neonkc
Jul 20, 2012

excelente movie

Green_Bird_203 Jun 26, 2012

Maria Full Of Lies. I rather find Maria half of disgrace.

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