Rosario (Kate del Castillo) is an illegal immigrant who had to leave her son Carlitos (Adrian Alonso) behind in Mexico to find work in the U.S. After working dutifully for several years and sending money back home for Carlitos, Rosario goes on a dangerous journey to be reunited with her son. Plus, unbeknownst to her, little Carlitos also takes off to find his mother.
Maldeamores (in English, Lovesickness) is a 2007 Puerto Rican film starring Luis Guzmán, written by Carlos Ruíz Ruíz and Jorge Gonzales, and directed by Ruíz and his wife Mariem Pérez Riera.
The film consists of three separate stories dealing with the ironies of love. The three stories involve a middle class family, a hostage situation, and an elderly couple.
Academy Award-winning actor Benicio del Toro (who is from Puerto Rico) worked as an executive producer for the film.
On September 24, 2007, the film was chosen to represent Puerto Rico at the 80th Academy Awards to be celebrated February 24, 2008. The film competed with other four Puerto Rican films and was selected after a tie with Jacobo Morales' Angel. The other three films submitted were: El Cimarrón, Ruido, and El Clown.