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Selena 1997

From Amazon: Gregory Nava (Why Do Fools Fall In Love?) directs this more-or-less official film biography of the late Mexican-American singer, Selena Quintanilla Perez (the film is coproduced by her father), which emphasizes sentimentality over conflict and plays down the star's horrific death at the hands of a deranged fan. Jennifer Lopez is quite good as Selena, whose roots we come to know through the story of her father (Edward James Olmos), a Corpus Christi singer who was rejected by white audiences. The script focuses primarily on Selena's inspiring rise, and it tries to muster some sense of urgent conflict over not-particularly-contentious...

Directed By:
No image existsGregory Nava
Written By:
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Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
Edward James OlmosEdward James Olmos
Jon SedaJon Seda
No image existsConstance Marie
Jacob VargasJacob Vargas
No image existsLupe Ontiveros
No image existsSal Lopez
No image existsJackie Guerra
No image existsRebecca Lee Mezza

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Selena Movie Review by Zara (1/31/2007)

I think it's a written fact somewhere that actresses are always supposed to be hungry. Whether it's starving themselves for a role or hungry to become famous, they're hungry. In the capacity of becoming famous, I like that they're hungry. I like to see someone try harder.

Jennifer Lopez earned her spot as a diva and is...

(complete Selena review by Zara)

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