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The Garden Left Behind (2020)




Critic Consensus: The Garden Left Behind draws on one immigrant's journey to offer graceful, thought-provoking commentary on timely sociopolitical themes.

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The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina's transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.

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Edward Asner
as Dr. Cleary
Alex Kruz
as Jason
Dawn Young
as Miriam
Frances Lozada
as Officer Gottilla
Brock Yurich
as Chester
Amanda M. Rodriguez
as Lily M. Villahermosa
Pablo González
as Magic Brandon
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Critic Reviews for The Garden Left Behind

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (3)

There's a secondary plot in The Garden Left Behind that's dizzyingly misguided.

August 28, 2020 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

"The Garden Left Behind" will break your heart; a film of utter grace, poignancy and deep understanding.

August 26, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's one thing to decide to make a movie about the struggles of the transgender community and violent attacks on it. But it's far harder to turn that message into a film as natural and graceful as The Garden Left Behind.

March 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The Garden Left Behind should be essential viewing for people who want to see what it's like for a transgender woman to find her voice and stand up for who she is, even if other people want to punish her for it.

September 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Flavio Alves' The Garden Left Behind is an unassuming and heartfelt New York City-set drama about a young undocumented trans woman.

September 4, 2020 | Full Review…

The Garden Left Behind seems to want it both ways and succeeds in achieving neither, in-turn compromising its own message.

September 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

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