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===Story=== 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 issues (such as her relationship with a guitarist). But Olmos does a fine job portraying the elder Perez as a possessive sort, and the music and general buoyancy of Lopez's performance are infectious. The unavoidable subject of Selena's killer--a woman who happened to be the president of her fan club--is considerably and oddly downplayed. ''--Tom Keogh'' ===DVD Features=== *Color *Closed-captioned *Dolby *Widescreen


Jennifer LopezSelena Quintanilla
Jackie GuerraSuzette Quintanilla
Constance MarieMarcela Quintanilla
Alex MenesesSara
Jon SedaChris Perez
Edward James OlmosAbraham Quintanilla
Jacob VargasAbie Quintanilla

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Jul 23, 05 5:03pm

Okay, this film adaptation came out but barely a year after the Queen of Tex-Mex was murdered, and...

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Gregory Nava
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 128 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 21, 1997
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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