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In the Time of the Butterflies

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In the Time of the Butterflies

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Lumi Cavazos, Salma Hayek, Marc Anthony, Edward James Olmos
director:
Mariano Barroso

We gave it a C

Proud, passionate Minerva Mirabal (Salma Hayek) was a real-life Dominican farm girl who grew up to galvanize her people’s rebellion against the murderous dictator Rafael Trujillo (Edward James Olmos). But in this bare-bones outline of her life story, she comes off as a generic revolutionary, giving a few speeches, distributing some leaflets, and running guns before soldiers finally drag her away and make her a martyr. Hayek smolders intensely in what could have been a showcase role (Latin hunk Marc Anthony, on the other hand, fails to make an impression); In the Time of the Butterflies, however, rarely even flickers. C

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