(in English, Almost, Almost
) is a 2006 Puerto Rican
film, written and directed by brothers Jaime and Tony Vallés. It received a theatrical release in Puerto Rico in early 2007.
The film takes place in a Catholic
school in Puerto Rico
where the main character, Emilio, is infatuated with Jacklynne, the most popular girl in school. In an attempt to win her over, he decides to run for Student Council
President to impress her, only to discover that Jacklynne herself will be his adversary. Emilio then devises a plan, together with his friends, to rig the election and lose on purpose. All this without being caught by strict school Principal Richardson (Marian Pabón).
, adv. means: Almost, nearly, somewhat more or less; just. Casi que or casi casi, Very nearly.
Emilio is a normal teenager who somehow finds himself being sent to the principal's office every other week. He has a crush on Jacklynne, the most popular girl in school, so he decides to run for Student Council President in order to impress her. After announcing his candidacy, Emilio discovers, to his horror, that Jacklynne herself will be running for office against him. Emotions fly high as campaign fever intensifies. Not wanting to lose his chance to win her heart, Emilio devises a risky plan that could come to a disastrous end if the tyrannous school principal gets wind of his scheme.
- Irene Lucio - María Eugenia
- Fernando Castro - Álvarez - Ángel
- Ricardo Arias - Alfredo