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Selena
Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos




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A celebration of the life of Tejano princess Selena Quintanilla Perez, the rising star who was gunned down by the president of her own fan club in 1995. Amid the racial tensions and economic hardships of 1980's South Texas, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant (himself a failed doo-wop singer) grows up to be a sensation in the blossoming Tejano scene before meeting a tragic end. Light on insight, this biopic revels rather in Selena's on-stage achievements. Selena's father is credited as an executive producer to the film.

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Overview

A celebration of the life of Tejano princess Selena Quintanilla Perez, the rising star who was gunned down by the president of her own fan club in 1995. Amid the racial tensions and economic hardships of 1980's South Texas, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant (himself a failed doo-wop singer) grows up to be a sensation in the blossoming Tejano scene before meeting a tragic end. Light on insight, this biopic revels rather in Selena's on-stage achievements. Selena's father is credited as an executive producer to the film.

Main Cast & Crew

Gregory Nava - Director
Jennifer Lopez
Edward James Olmos
Jon Seda
Constance Marie
Jacob Vargas
Lupe Ontiveros
Jackie Guerra
Richard Coca
Panchito Gomez
Sal Lopez

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (New Box Art)
  • Run Time: 127
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 085391163268
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (For mild language and thematic elements.)
  • Release Date: September 1997

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Musicals
Movies > Pop Music
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Race Relations
Rock And Roll
True Story
Tragedy
Hispanic
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Synopsis:
A celebration of the life of Tejano princess Selena Quintanilla Perez, the rising star who was gunned down by the president of her own fan club in 1995. Amid the racial tensions and economic hardships of 1980's south Texas, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant (himself a failed doo-wop singer) grow up to be a sensation in the blossoming Tejano scene before meeting a tragic end. Light on insight, this biopic revels rather in Selena's on-stage achievements. Selena's father is credited as an executive producer to this film.

Reviews:
"...Lopez performs with sizzling stage presence..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 03/21/1997 USA Today, p.1D


"...Pleasant to watch....The movie's concert sequences have a fluency and bounce that match the music..." - 03/21/1997 New York Times, p.C16


"...Played with verve, heart, and a great deal of grace by [Lopez]..." - 03/28/1997 Entertainment Weekly, p.47


"...SELENA makes full use of Lopez's charisma..." - 03/21/1997 Los Angeles Times, p.F1


"...SELENA succeeds, through Lopez's performance, in evoking the magic of a sweet and talented young woman..." - 03/21/1997 Chicago Sun-Times, p.35

 

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