This film was particularly enjoyable because I feel like it really spoke to the Latin American/Hispano audience. I think the director did a good job of making this film relatable to young girls out there, of hispanic culture. There is a lot of gossip about young girls reputation within this culture. It becomes a focus for young hispanic youth to achieve the american dream and finish school succesfully. This is way Mosquita’s parents try to deviate her from getting into cars with boys.
I found this film interesting in relation to Eve’s Bayou in terms of reality. Often times people “overlook” situations and pass them off as conventional, such as the eldest daughter’s relationship with the father in Eve’s Bayou and the relationship between Mosquita y Mari.
I think this is interesting because of the pre-existing gender normatives. Is it that society overlooks these relationships, or chooses not to see them for what they are? I really liked the ending for the film Eve’s Bayou, because it left many dangling questions!