Chop Shop (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A street-smart orphan determined to make a better life for himself and his sixteen year-old sister spends his days working in an auto body repair shop in director Ramin Bahrani's gritty coming of age drama. Alejandro may be a young boy on the verge of adolescence, but his tough persona and driving ambition give the impression of a man twice his age. As with many street kids Alejandro has been forced to mature before his time. Now, in a disheveled junkyard on the outer edge of Queens, New York, one boy will learn what it means to become a man as he sets out to build a brighter future for the only family he knows.

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coming-of-age, junkyard, auto-repair