Lowriders movie quotes help tell the story in the film about a lowrider-loving father and two sons who don't see eye to eye. The drama movie was directed by Ricardo de Montreuil using a screenplay by Elgin James and Cheo Hodari Coker. Lowriders opened theatrically in the United States on May 12, 2017.
In Lowriders, Miguel (Demián Bichir) is father to two boys, Danny (Gabriel Chavarria) and Francisco (Theo Rossi). While Danny lives at home with Miguel, Francisco is estranged from his father due to his trouble with the law. Danny is on his way to being estranged as well due to his differences with Miguel. Miguel tries to raise Danny to love lowriders, as he does, however Danny feels that expressing himself through graffiti art is more important.
So when Francisco returns home to Miguel and Danny, tensions about what is important in life, what the family's heritage should be, rise. While Danny wants to only do his artwork, while not getting arrested in the process, Francisco tries another way to better his father, building a better lowrider than what Miguel can.
Lowriders Are About Family
Danny: I grew up in Boyle Heights. I remember when I was a kid, my pops always said, "one day we'd build a car together. Lowriders are about family." Me and my homies, we've never been to Mexico, and no, our Spanish ain't perfect. But you can find us partying with the hipsters in Echo Park, chillin at the skate park in Venice, or doing karaoke in K-Town. For kids like me, sometimes we do end the night at Taco Zone. Yeah, we eat tacos. Why not, right? If it was up to my pops, I'd be fixing cars at his shop all day. This whole city is my canvas. I put up my art for free and he wastes his money on car parts. That makes no sense to me.
Danny gives a little background on himself and his life in this Lowriders movie quote and in turn describes a bit about the film. He was raised amongst those who love lowriders, though he has strayed a bit from that course.
You're a Joke and Nothing Changes
Francisco: Do you know what people call me now? Ghost, cause for the last eight years, you haven't so much as mentioned my name to remind people that I exist. You're a joke and nothing changes!
Francisco goes off on father Miguel for how Miguel treated him. Clearly the two don't get along well, which sets the stage for father and son to battle one another for supremacy.
Don't Have to Be Poor to Be Real
Lorelai: Famous graffiti artists don't have to be poor to be real.
Danny gets some tough truth from friend Lorelai. She explains that while it's great to want to be an artist, one doesn't have to be poor to be legit.
That is Your Heritage
Miguel: That is your heritage, something you know nothing about.
When Danny disses the lowrider lifestyle, Miguel doesn't take kindly to the remark. Miguel mentions in this Lowriders movie quote that the lowrider lifestyle is Danny's heritage and suggests he start to respect it.