The 2011 romantic comedy “Immigration Tango” from Twisted Pictures was directed by David Burton Morris with the story and screenplay written by Martin L. Kelly. Starring: Carlos Leon, Ashley Wolfe, McCaleb Burnett, Elika Portnoy and Steve DuMouchel.
The one emotion that everyone on the planet has in common is love and sometimes people go to great lengths to find it and keep it. In this romantic comedy where the lovers involved come from several countries, the twists and turns their story takes is filled with unexpected challenges to their perspectives.
Like many other people from different countries who come to the United States to pursue their dreams, Carlos Sanchez (Carlos Leon) and Elena Dubrovnik (Elika Portnoy) are two people who received their visas, met and fell in love while living here. Although neither Carlos, who is from South America or Elena who is from Russia want to leave, but their visas are about to expire.
They know about the process for getting a green card, but they are worried that they might not have a strong case on their own, and begin to try to figure a way to secure permanent residence in the united States.
Meanwhile, Carlos and Elena have discussed their problem with their close American citizen friends Mike White (McCaleb Burnett) and Betty Bristol (Ashley Wolfe). When they put their head together to come up with a solution that sounds like a winner; they will trade partners which will give both Carlos and Elena a strong reason to remain in the united States and should secure their green cards.
Both couples had planned to marry but Mike and Betty decide that this is the best way to help their friends, then when Carlos and Elena get their green cards both couples will file for divorce. But the idea sounds simpler than it really is in practice and none of them has a clue as to what changes their decision will bring into their lives.
Thinking that this arrangement will lead all of them to living happily ever after, Carlos marries Betty, and Mike marries Elena. Unfortunately instead of settling in to marital bliss, both couples have to contend with immigration agents who are wise to what Elena and Carlos are doing. The fact that they must live with their respective spouses for the duration of time required to get their green cards, makes for some very interesting situations. Instead of being a simple process all four find themselves faced with some new realities about love and marriage.