One of my favorite movies of all time is 1991 “Crazy from the Heart.” It takes place in small town Tidewater, Texas during the 1950s. The story centers around the unlikely friendship/romance between a single older female high school principal named Charlotte Bain, and the Mexican janitor, named Ernesto Ontiveros, who she later discovers is both educated and a large landowner. This movie has many layers. It deals with issues of stereotyping, romance between individuals of different cultures, the importance of education, and for women, in particular, becoming aware of what you want out of life. It stars the wonderful Christine Lahti and Ruben Blades. Blades was nominated for an Emmy for best lead actor in a miniseries for his performance. You will leave this movie both enlightened and uplifted.
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