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Tortilla Surprise

Published March 7, 2007 in Movie Reviews
By Bassam Tarazi | Image property of ArchAngel.
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Tortilla Heaven is a comedic tale of greed, religion, money and family. A brilliant idea stemming from the face of Jesus finding itself on a burnt tortilla and a small New Mexico town’s response to it, the film though never really sells itself as a “tortilla heaven” so-to-speak.

Movie Review: Tortilla Heaven

Isidor (Jose Zuniga) is the main character of the film, the only non-God fearing man in a small town of 73. Being the chef of the town, he of course finds himself the owner/creator of the miraculous tortilla. When Gil (Miguel Sandoval) comes to town as a business man ready to exploit everyone and everything in the town for his own gains, the movie seems to get crossed between being a comedy and being a dramatic picture.

Unfortunately other than Zuniga and Sandoval, there is something about the cast that’s left to be desired. The story’s overall message is a positive one but you’ll find yourself in a straight jacket of comprehension as you try to make sense of all the side stories that can’t seem to hammer down their significance.

An interesting twist at the end of the movie will at least leave you with a warm feeling in your gut but I don’t know if it’s enough to save a movie which never really makes you laugh out loud.


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