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PG| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

Cast: Jennifer Lopez , Edward James Olmos , Jon Seda , Constance Marie , Jacob Vargas , Lupe Ontiveros , Jackie Guerra , Richard Coca

Director: Gregory Nava

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros., Warner Home Vídeo

Selena (1997)

Release Date: March 21st, 1997|2 hr. 7 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Missing is a sense of the interior life behind the smiling face that Selena showed the world. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie, directed and written by Gregory Nava ("My Family/Mi Familia"), is only so-so but Lopez, who appeared recently in "Jack'' and "Blood and Wine," is so vibrant that you almost forgive the movie's paint-by-numbers script and moldy formula. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Selena succeeds, through Lopez's performance, in evoking the magic of a sweet and talented young woman. show more

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