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Movie Review: 'Selena'

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Selena

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
127 minutes
performer:
John Seda, Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Constance Marie, Jacob Vargas
director:
Gregory Nava
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
65348
genre:
musical, Drama

We gave it a B-

When the graceful Jennifer Lopez shakes her booty in the star’s signature sequined bustiers, Gregory Nava’s celebratory biopic about the slain Tejano singer becomes a nice enough concert film. When, however, it teeters in the direction of hagiography, the real young woman becomes hard to find. With Edward James Olmos as Selena’s ambitious father, a former musician who manages the family act. B-

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