Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
Rating Explanation: for drug content and language
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: A stunning achievement that's as breathtaking as is the performance of Catalina Sandino Moreno, the actress who protrays Maria.
DVD Features: The original theatrical and international trailers; Audio commentary with writer/director Joshua Marston
Maria Full of Grace
Director Marston based his film on actual interviews with airport customs agents and former drug mules; resulting in an authentic, intensely cinematic experience. The camera wrings vivid color and mood from the many on-location settings and doesn't shy away from any aspect of Maria's arduous journey. It succeeds as a suspense film, an exceptional character study, and a detailed examination of a rarely seen aspect of the drug wars. Thanks to the superb performance and charisma of lead actress Catalina Sandino Moreno, in her film debut, the audience stays riveted to her plight every step of her journey. It's totally unforgettable.