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Luminarias tells the story of four Latina women who are struggling with success, divorce, love, and sex, AND a lifetime of resentment and anger from growing up Mexican in a White world in East L.A.

A new twist for me and a real eye-opener. Some of the situations are uneasy, and it touches on every discrimination matter possible..

It's sad at times, but very funny most of the time.

Luminarias is a peek into the 40-something Latina community of Los Angelenas complete with every culture-clash cliche ever written.

It's a play made into a movie and it feels like it, thanks to poor direction and stilted acting.

Certain scenes are dead-on, while others suffer from the rage of the writer.

A good play turned into an average film.

This romantic drama is a rich blend of characters and stories that offers the writer and actors many avenues to explore.

The movie does a fair job of applying a light touch to some prickly issues, in spite of so many plot threads.

I liked the romantic twist at the beginning and ending.

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