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R| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
Puerto Rican singer Héctor Lavoe (Marc Anthony) emigrates to the United States and becomes a pioneer of salsa music. In New York, he meets Puchi (Jennifer Lopez), who becomes Héctor's loving but fiery wife. Signing with Jerry Masucci's Fania record label, Lavoe teams up with trumpeter Willie Colón (John Ortiz) to perfect the new musical style. The duo rise to fame, but Lavoe's struggle with drug addiction threatens his life as well as career.

Cast: Marc Anthony , Jennifer Lopez , John Ortiz , Manny Perez , Vincent Laresca , Federico Castelluccio , Nelson Vasquez , Ismael Miranda

Director: Leon Ichaso

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Picturehouse

El Cantante (2006)

Release Date: August 3rd, 2007|1 hr. 56 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 34 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The film doesn't make a case for Lavoe as an important artist. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The music is the uncontested highlight of El Cantante. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a soaring, crashing, blazing affair with pyrotechnic performances by real-life spouses Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez as Lavoe and his wife, Puchi. Like a plane disaster, it holds you in thrall of ¡ay, Dios mio! drama. show more

  • May 22, 2008 davidmarcel1
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    Not a bad film over all. As an entertainer and a person who suffers from depression, I could really relate to alot of this film. I could feel what Hector was going through. Jennifer Lopez did a great job.

  • May 22, 2008 pinky
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  • May 22, 2008 edgarinfantry
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    EL cantante is the best movi i ever see it may me lloral. i field like i was there.... thank you marc anthony

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