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Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

SHORT TAKES

Bordertown


Director: Gregory Nava

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Language: English and Spanish

In the past 15 years, nearly 500 young women have been brutally raped and murdered near American-owned factories where the victims worked in Ciudad Juarez, a Mexican town near the U.S. border, but the cases have been suspiciously underreported and neglected by local police. Simplifying the intricate issues — political, economic, etc. — director Gregory Nava turns this grim real-life tale into a mediocre suspense drama. Jennifer Lopez stars as a Chicago-based journalist who attempts to investigate the unsolved murders.


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