Things I Forgot to Remember (Cosas que olvidé recordar) 24 years old

A bittersweet comedy in Spanish and English about a Cuban family that migrates to the United States. Robertico, Carmela and Roberto's youngest son, grow up feeling ashamed that his family might not be American enough. He has reached this conclusion by constantly watching American television and forming an opinion as to how Americans really are. Led by his desperation, he literally escapes into an American television sitcom in order to forget about his Cuban past. Not knowing what to do, his family prays to the Virgin Mary to ask for help. When the cultures clash, Robertico has to decide whether he is strong enough to withstand his own self-hatred, and learn not only self-esteem, but how to embrace his Cuban roots.


Things I Forgot to Remember Cast

Name Character
Rae Dawn Chong She was 38, now 63 years old as Mary
Blythe Danner She was 56, now 81 years old as Mrs. Bradford
Arantxa de Juan as Isabel (as Arancha De Juan)
Alicia Borrachero She was 31, now 56 years old as Juanita
Ana Torrent She was 32, now 57 years old as The Virgin
Olga Merediz She was 43, now 68 years old as Carmela
Lillian Hurst She was 55, now 80 years old as Consuelo

Things I Forgot to Remember Crew

Name Department
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Things I Forgot to Remember (24 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, June 10, 1999
  • Runtime: 96 minutes