Young José has problems. He lives under the shadow of his athletic older brother. His single mother is stressed out. His best friend has immigration worries. Only his grandmother truly pays attention to him. She and a teacher help José turn his life around through an unlikely pastime for a kid in South Texas: chess.
José is a fictional character, played by Rico Rodríguez of "Modern Family", in the new film Endgame, which opens on Friday. The cast also includes Efrén Ramírez (Napoleon Dynamite), Ivonne Coll(Jane the Virgin), and Justina Machado (Devious Maids).