While his young friends all seem to end up as junkies, inmates or corpses, Dito miraculously escapes the same fate. He attributes that to divine intervention from a group of "saints," who are the same friends whose path he tries so hard to avoid.
Netflix Rating: 3.3
NYT Critics' Pick
Rough, ragged and full of life, this autobiographical movie, written and directed by Dito Montiel, about his youth on the streets of Astoria, Queens, is a remarkable debut, stuffed almost to bursting with bold performances and operatic emotions.
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