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"Do what scares you"
  • R
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.9  (1,374)

American is a 2005 dramatic film directed by Kevin Noland and featuring Joshua Jackson, Leonor Varela, and Timm Sharp in the lead roles. The film is set in Paris and tells the story of a young man named Chris (Joshua Jackson) who is forced to confront his past after the death of his estranged mother. The movie begins with Chris, a successful DJ living in Paris with his girlfriend, discovering that his mother has died in Mexico. He travels to Mexico to attend her funeral and there he learns that his mother owned a coffee plantation. Curiosity takes over Chris, and he decides to stay in Mexico and visit the coffee plantation. As he begins to unravel the mysteries of his mother's past, he discovers that his mother was much more complex than he ever realized.

Chris cannot shake the feeling that there is more to his mother's past than what he has been told. His investigation takes him to a small village in the Chiapas region of Mexico, where he meets the enigmatic Lola (Leonor Varela). Lola is a young woman who is both beautiful and strong-willed. She quickly captures Chris's attention, and the two begin a complicated and dangerous relationship.

As Chris delves further into his mother's past, he uncovers a dark side. His mother was embroiled in a conflict between government forces and Zapatista rebels, and she risked her life to protect the rebels. Her actions only make Chris's connections to Lola grow stronger, as he realizes that she was involved in the same conflict.

As Chris learns more about his mother, he begins to confront his own demons. He has always had trouble connecting with others and committing to relationships, but his time in Mexico and his connection to Lola help him to move past his fears and become a stronger person.

Through the course of the movie, the audience is taken on a journey through the beautiful Mexican countryside, where Chris confronts his past and begins to build a new future. The relationship between Chris and Lola drives the story forward, and the two actors have excellent chemistry on-screen. Joshua Jackson delivers a heartfelt performance as Chris, while Leonor Varela brings depth and nuance to the difficult role of Lola.

Overall, Americano is a moving drama that deftly explores themes of identity, family, and the search for meaning in life. With stunning cinematography and a compelling story, this film is a must-see for fans of dramatic cinema.

Americano is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    1 hr 35 min
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    5.9  (1,374)