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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:
Gregory Nava
genre:
musical, Drama

We gave it a B+

Remember when you barely knew who Jennifer Lopez was — before Puffy, before Gigli, before the baby rumors? That’s the J. Lo on display in Selena, which marks her star-making role with a 10th-anniversary two-disc set. Besides a (barely) extended version, the real bonuses are a pair of featurettes focusing on the film’s production and the slain Tejano singer’s family. Both maintain the good-natured, slightly corny tone that makes the movie itself such a treat. B+