Apparently, How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer made the festival rounds back in 2005, but is only now coming out in theaters. Why? I don't know. All I know is that Garcia Girls finds America Ferrera in yet another coming-of-age tale (see also: Real Women Have Curves and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), which doesn't really bother me because I think she's so compelling in these roles, I could watch her do these movies several more times (and I'll get another chance this summer with the Pants sequel).
The description on the movie's official site puts it best:
What does female desire look like? And how do self-inflicted limitations and social expectations shade and color it? [Director] Georgina Garcia Riedel lovingly explores the terrain of longing, loneliness, and self-realization among three generations of single women in a Mexican American family as they grapple with romantic drought.
A lot of movies and TV shows like to pretend that female desire stops at a certain age, so I for one am stoked to see someone — anyone — exploring the issues of female sexuality — at different ages. For exclusive iVillage clips from the film, click here. To check out the sweet-looking trailer,