Margarita

DIRECTORS: Dominique Cardona, Laurie Colbert

Margarita the nanny is muse to all: she’s a whipsmart bookkeeper, can fix everything from a hot tub to a smoothie, and could put Martha Stewart to shame with her effortless domestic engineering. Not to mention she’s sexy as a jaguar, sweet as dulce de leche, and regularly piques everyone’s interest…in more ways than one. She’s everything power couple Gail and Ben and their teenage daughter Mali could ask for in a gorgeous young live-in from Mexico.

But when finances shrink and they can no longer afford her, Margarita’s livelihood and the household stability are suddenly on muy shaky ground. Is this a crisis that Jane the saucy law school girlfriend or Carlos the hot Brazilian handyman can solve? Family, friends, and lovers must come together to keep her in town and the “proposals” start flying.

Filmed in a quaint snowy Toronto suburb against a steamy Latin soundtrack, this Canuck dramedy features Nicola Correia Damude (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as scrumptious stalwart Margarita, Canadian television star Patrick McKenna as pothead doctor Ben, Claire Lautier (Elf, Law and Order) as bi-curious mom Gail, and Maya Ritter who also starred in filmmaking duo Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert’s first feature Finn’s Girl (Frameline31) as tomboy teen Mali.

— NATALIE MULFORD

AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: F127

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