The debut of a real talent. Writer-director Darnell Martin goes back to the Bronx streets where she grew up to tell the story of Lisette (Lauren Velez) and Chino (Jon Seda), a young black and Latino couple with three kids whose lives are overturned when Chino goes to jail and Lisette dares to take a job. Martin’s impressive gifts include a feel for sexiness and a just-do-it-girlfriend practicality in a style all her own. B+
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance; Starring: Lauren Velez, Jon Seda, Griffin Dunne, Rita Moreno; Director: Darnell Martin; Author: Darnell Martin; Status: In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Posted October 28 1994 — 12:00 AM EDT
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