Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Original Soundtrack, Luisito Marti, Pengbian Sang|
Genres: World Music, Soundtracks, Latin Music
Maria | 08/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an upside-down and witty look at U.S. culture as seen from the perspective of a poor uneducated Dominican Republic immigrant, determined to come to The City of His Dreams and Make His Fortune. In other words, Horatio Alger meets The Gods Must Be Crazy. When I saw this film I was unprepared for the side-splitting look at our culture from our hero's fresh and naive perspective.Nueba Yol will tickle your funny bone in addition to opening your heart to a completely different point of view of American life. Our hero, contrary to his and most people's point of view, does not find the answer to all his dreams in "Nueba Yol" (or New York). Instead, as in The Newcomers, he has one mishap after another, some with wierd outcomes. His fresh look at the underside of American life is very reminiscent of the quest theme in The Gods Must Be Crazy. Instead of a coke bottle that must be returned to the Gods, our protagonist wants to make his fortune in order to satisfy the creditors who have foreclosed on his home in Dominica. The quest for his fortune brings him in touch with the usual losers and street folks who share a strange wisdom with him and appreciate him in unusual ways.I won't spoil the ending for you but it does have a funny and surprising one. This film provided myself and my friends with a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking evening."
Balbuena is the BOMB!!!!
Maria | NYC | 10/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this movie!! It was hilarious watching Balbuena adjust to New York and its different culture. My family really uderstood where Balbuena was coming from, since they are immigrants also. And it was interesting for me to see how his character adjusted and became stronger throughout the movie. It was a beautiful transition, and I enjoyed it very much. I am going to order Part 3: bajo la Nueva Ley. I saw it in school and loved it also. Go watch it, its great!! But, when I saw it in school, I was the only one laughing because I understood Balbuena and all his inside jokes. I think this movie will probably only be funny to Dominicans and other latinos, but it will open the eyes to others from different cultures. It`s a wonderful movie!!!"
Maria | 06/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think "Nueba Yol 1" should be a Primetime television sitcom on Spanish TV and English TV. It gives you that certain familiarity and good feeling that comes from a popular weekly show. Everyone should see "Nueba Yol 1". Just for the sheer fact that watching a heart-warming person like Balbuena in action makes us all smile at ourselves. I can hardly wait to see "Nueba Yol 3" (No 2)"