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Angelfish (2019)




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Summer in the Bronx, 1993. Brendan is a troubled but hard-working high school drop-out with a manipulative mother and a brother on the verge of self-destruction. Eva is a bright, young woman about to start college in the fall, but with the pressure to make her family proud clashing with her own secret hopes and dreams for the future. Sparks fly when the two meet, and their respective worlds collide. As the young couple's relationship develops, their home lives and dreams for the future threaten to tear their new and fragile love apart.

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Claire Mcclanahan
as Auntie Claire
Bobby Plasencia
as Mr. Nunez
Sean Rogers
as Bulldog
Brenda Raquel
as Puerto Rican Clerk
Fredy Duran
as Old Latino Man
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Critic Reviews for Angelfish

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Lee coaxes moving performances from a young cast, and he beautifully captures the cultural nuances of the Bronx neighborhoods where his story is set. But he has a tough time finding much new to say with this tale of star-crossed lovers.

November 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Destiny Frasqueri (better known to her Generation Z fans as Nuyorican rapper Princess Nokia) makes a winning, delicate screen debut in "Angelfish," a low-key Bronx romance that proves a surprisingly muted vehicle for her outsize performing charisma.

November 15, 2019 | Full Review…
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Lee's film plays it disappointingly safe, never deviating from romantic comedy conventions; there are no real surprises that you can't already see coming.

November 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The perceptive and astute script, judicious direction, and affectless acting from a masterfully assembled cast, especially the two leads, make this simple story well worth your time.

January 15, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Excellent coming-of-age drama; alcoholism, cursing.

December 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Its tender portrait of young love surviving the City remains fairly untarnished.

November 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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