Spanglish: Communication Barriers

Cristina and her cousin Flor have recently emigrated from Mexico to Los Angeles. In an effort to build a better life for themselves, they take on an opportunity as a housekeeper for the Clasky household. Along the way, both parties are faced with communication difficulties but gradually learn how to relate.

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  1. Do you notice anything odd about how Mrs. Clasky copes with Cristina's injury? How about her character in general?
  2. In which part(s) of the clip do you notice the importance of tone?
  3. What can you take away from the "Flor" moment?

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