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My Family (soundtrack)

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My Family

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
128 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/03/95
performer:
Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Esai Morales, Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos
director:
Gregory Nava
distributor:
New Line Cinema
author:
Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

Save for Juan Luis Guerra’s frantic merengue party-starter ”Guavaberry,” too many tracks on the soundtrack for My Family feel like historical Aztec field recordings; Mexican rock stars Mana would be more fun on one of their new-wavey hits instead of an ancient Latin ballad. Still, these mambos, bandas, and vocal-group oldies offer a useful introduction to barrio tastes. B