Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Andy (Orlando Urdaneta) lives in Cuba, and would like to emigrate to the U.S. He has ideas about the prosperity of life there, and doesn't fully appreciate the pleasant life he has in Havana, where children are able safely to play on the street. By contrast, Ruben (Omar Moynello) lives in Union City, New Jersey, and thinks fondly of the old days in Cuba. His neighborhood is populated by druggies, thieves, transvestites, and every kind of lowlife imaginable. Also, it is very cold in New Jersey. One might imagine that it was a heavy-handed paean to the current regime in Cuba, and a critique of those who have left it, and of the U.S. To a certain extent it is, but in the eyes of at least one reviewer, the film also serves as a hymn to Cuba and Cuban-ness, no matter where its people live.