Unformatted text preview: moments we secretly hold into a pedestal in our minds. Cesar remembers the past while existing in the present, he tells the story of his dad and uncle, and how they came to the U.S and became known. Cesar, not for one second gives up on that slight moment that means everything, those few minutes in where his lifeless dad smiles, sings, as if he was never gone. Hujuelos makes an excellent job at describing how something that may be meaningless could represent something, transcendental to others, how the little things, in a huge world, still seem to be the ones that truly matter. People, places, and events we cannot forget, and although spent they linger, they remain, what a sweet agony to remember that that once made us happy....
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- Spring '11
- English, English-language films, Cesar, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Hijuelos Pg