#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – East Side Story is the story of Diego (René Alvarado), a young, closeted Latino, who helps his grandmother (Irene DeBari) run the family restaurant while carrying on a relationship with equally closeted Pablo (David Berón). Diego has long felt trapped by the conservative culture of East LA and plans to move away and open an upscale restaurant, hopefully with his lover, but Pablo views their relationship very differently – a point driven home when he begins dating Diego’s Aunt Bianca (Gladise Jimenez). At the same time, Wesley and his boyfriend move in, gentrifying the neighborhood. The attraction between Wesley and Diego is immediate and electric, forcing both men to reexamine their state of affairs.
Plot: Diego is a gay but closeted Hispanic chef living in East Los Angeles who works in the restaurant operated by his grandmother. Frustrated by the secretive lifestyle he shares with his similarly closeted lover, Pablo, Diego finds himself attracted to Wesley, one of the openly gay Caucasian men he feels are gentrifying his neighborhood. Their relationship pushes Diego to consider the possibility of a life he had never imagined.
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Best LGBT-focused story in film we’ve seen in the past couple of years
My partner & I saw “East Side Story” at NYC’s NewFest in June 2006.
The movie is a well constructed take-off on the Italian-Puerto Rican ethnic conflict in the musical “West Side Story”. Instead of the historical focus on those two ethnic groups in NYC, ESS dramatizes the current fault line between middle class Latino residents in LA’s Echo Park neighborhood and well-off gays & lesbians who are buying up their homes, gentrifying their area, and threatening to displace them. The specific characters and basic storyline are believable and the movie entertains you throughout the movie.
Of the 15 or so films we screened at that NYC LGBT festival last year & this month, “East Side Story” was by far our favorite (We also liked “Forgiving the Franklins”, “Coffee Date”, “Outing Riley” and “Bubble”, a gripping but HEAVY film by the Israeli director of “Yossi & Jagger”.).
Question: does anyone have an idea of when / if “East Side Story” will appear in (art) theaters OR be released on DVD? We’d really like to see it again and, if possible, purchase a copy.
If not, I’ll contact the NewFest organizers to see if they can answer this question.
This is a wonderfully fun and well-made film. For a low-budget film, this is about as good as it gets. You can tell the people involved are headed for great things. The direction was flawless. The drama was touching and the humor absolutely hilarious; the pace: perfect. The acting: engaging.
While technically a coming-out story, it doesn’t feel like one. The story avoids the clichés with a refreshingly modern angle. The over-arching themes are there loud and clear, without overshadowing the personal story of the lead character.
I saw this film at Philly’s gay film festival. So many of the other films either have gorgeous eye candy or good acting, not both. That was not the case with this movie. The lead actors are all incredibly hot – and you see plenty of them – yet they were great actors as well. The director was generous with the eye candy without being gratuitous. It seemed directed to appeal to a gay audience, but tastefully, in a way that won’t be a turn-off to straight audiences.
Fun. Entertaining. Touching. Hilarious. Highly recommended.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (USA)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Carlos Portugal
Writer Carlos Portugal, Charo Toledo
Actors René Alvarado, David Berón, Gladise Jiminez
Country United States, Mexico
Awards 1 win
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