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Ryan is getting married. His friends take him across the US-Mexican border for a bachelor party the night before his wedding. A night that begins with tequila and strippers turns fatal when the boys cross paths with a local drug lord. Based on a true events.
"Mexican Sunrise" was originally released back in 2007 and it finally comes to home video now. All I can say is it is about time. The film is a drama/thriller about of five friends who take a road trip to Mexican for a Bachelor party getaway.
The film is a slow burn as it takes it's time building the story and the characters. It does a great job developing the characters so that you can have feelings for them in one way or another when it counts the most. To talk too much about what happens in the film would only ruin the surprises that await but I can tell you that "Mexican Sunrise" gets your attention right from the start. There is a scene early on that is repeated through-out the film of someone who appears to be buried alive. That mystery gets you guessing until the end when everything is revealed. The flashback scenes really help in building the characters, Drew, Tom, Ryan, Will and Derek are all unique. Derek is the one with some problems and the one that makes you feel like something horrible is about to happen.
Production wise the film looks and sounds great and the entire cast including Armand Assante are all terrific. This is a character driven film that draws the audience in with its drama, mystery and suspense and it is topped off by a violent and shocking ending.
"Mexican Sunrise" is sure to be a sleeper hit through strong word of mouth a gem when it comes to story-telling made better by a fantastic cast, be sure to check it out.
Available on DVD, you can order it HERE.
Released by Maverick Entertainment
**** Out Of *****