La Vega Management presents this superhero dramedy about Alex, a comic book artist who has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular, defender of Nuyoricans! More…
When Alex's brother Joe is fired from a project for not being Puerto Rican enough, the two hatch a plan with the help of a young photographer named Yesica: to debut El Coquí at the Puerto Rican Day Parade and prove themselves to the world! 'El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom' examines the ways in which we define our heritage, and ourselves.
See it if you're a fan of comics, New York, Spanish Harlem, and are Latino or love Latinos (and who doesn't?).
Don't see it if you may be easily distracted by noises in the echoey theater, which is inside a (sometimes noisy) community center.
See it if you love stories about good vs. evil, creating art vs. selling out, being "hyphen" vs. being American. Its also a very touching family drama
Don't see it if you want a finished product. The production was great, the core story was great, but it was too long and had one too many storylines.
See it if If you want to see something with a distinct point of view and is a little bit different than an ordinary kitchen sink family comedy/drama.
Don't see it if You don't like comic books or the whole super hero genre which is used here very cleverly.
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