The liberal marketing of uphill skiing has been ratcheted to an all time high. At good American resorts skiers cartwheel through mogul fields on techy setups, yardsaling their heart rate monitor and water bottles. They pick up their odometers and rock climbing helmets and chat about plans to “go for a tour up a groomer later.”
The last time American audiences were treated to insight into the coming of age of a South American protagonist was the depiction of a young Che Guevara in The Motorcylce Diaries. Though that film was a large improvement on the book, at 126 minutes it was kind of hard to pay attention. Also, it was in Spanish, which was tricky. Really, No More Pequeños is much better."