Ed (Shawn Ashmore) is living out an extended childhood at mom’s house in farmville Kansas. As he turns 30, he tosses it all away and moves to Guadalajara, Mexico, the boyhood home of his music teacher, to become a mariachi. He befriends Lilia (Martha Higareda), a restaurant owner, who looks past the Doogie Howser image. Their new friendship is complicated by Martha’s affinity for gay bars. His new teacher Sophia (recording star Lila Downs) teaches him a good deal of the 3000 songs in the mariachi repertoire and it seems he might just make it. A beautiful tour through Mexican culture for the gringo in all of us. Vaya con Dios.
Here Lila Downs lights up the night with Cielo Rojo (Red Sky).
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Shawn Ashmore photo: Imdb