I Like It Like That 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… I Like It Like That 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… R Comedy Drama Romance Lauren Velez Jon Seda Griffin Dunne Rita Moreno Columbia Pictures
Movie Review

Movie Review: 'I Like It Like That' (1994)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance; With: Lauren Velez and Jon Seda; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

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+

Originally posted Oct 28, 1994 Published in issue #246 Oct 28, 1994 Order article reprints
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