#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The film tells the story of the life of Mexican “Tejano” style singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez and the progress of her career resulting in her No. 1 US album.
Plot: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, 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, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.
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Good biopic with great performances from Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos. The direction, however, is the film’s shortcomings that was a bit shoddy at times, though seems like the concert recreations were alright. Also would’ve liked to see the development between Selena and Yolanda Saldívar (the woman who killed her) was a bit better, but otherwise a fine portrait of a talented singer just getting started. **3.75/5**
A very affectionate and heart-warming biopic about a talented singer who was snatched from this world way too soon. From Selena’s childhood, to her discovered talent, to her trials and triumphs, and to her skyrocketing music career. This movie shows how much Selena accomplished during her life on Earth, and how many other lives she touched. With the help of this excellent biopic, the legacy of Selena Quintanilla-Perez will continue and never be forgotten. RIP Selena, you are loved by many!
Superb job done – 10 out of 10
IMDb’s 1,000 words max. limit seemed quite generous until I was faced with reviewing this one. For how could a mere thousand words adequately express the thoughts and feelings generated by sitting through two hours of watching a Lennon or McCartney, a Dion or a Jackson gradually taking hold of her God-given talents and rising to super-stardom only to have it cut short by what must be one of the most vile acts of murder the planet has ever witnessed. What if the first few hit singles or the first couple of albums of ABBA were all we ever got to hear because Agnetha or Frida was murdered at that point? It even goes so far as to make you wonder about the Beatles, even Bach, Mozart, or Beethoven.
I admit I was a bit nervous when I rented the movie because I was worried that a sub-standard job may have been done to capture the short life of this young woman. Her music was really just the outcome of her virtuous self and the incredible qualities of courage, a genuine love for humanity, and a deep-seated patience that she obviously clung to. For, as the film points out, a Mexican-American singer is not easily accepted by Americans nor by the Mexicans. Selena also had to work at brining about unity among her family such as with her father’s acceptance of her marriage. Needless to say, the film did not disappoint me in the least, for it portrayed this truth with class.
Fortunately, the film did not “sugar-coat” the characters, as many biographical movies do – it confidently revealed the mistakes and some undesirable traits in the people it portrayed. In fact, the characters were so real, I forgot several times that I was watching a movie and thought I was sitting with these people laughing with them and sharing in their joy and in their pain. Jennifer Lopez was absolutely outstanding. There was so much depth, richness, and naturalness in her acting.
I recognise also that it must have been very difficult for the actress who played Yolanda (manager of Selena’s fan club and her murderer). To play the villain in order to help raise awareness of the life of a fabulous soul would be very difficult indeed.
The beautiful candle-light vigils shown at the end of the film made me regret very much having not lived in Texas and been part of them at the time. I especially appreciated the fact that the film did not make Selena’s death its focal point. It was much more of a celebration of the contribution she made in brining joy to the hearts of an unhappy world. This was its focus, even though Selena’s death gave me a very sharp sting and made me cry. It is so sad but it cheers me that this film was made and that such a superb job was done on it. Thank you to all who worked on making this excellent film. (10 out of 10).
oh my gosh. i watched this movie in Spanish class last week, and before this, i had never heard of selena. after watching the film, i have now downloaded about 26 songs of selena’s and bought the movie for myself.
i absolutely loved this movie from beginning to end. jennifer lopez did an amazing job. i couldn’t tell which parts were the real selena and which ones were lopez.
all of the actors/actress in this film were wonderful. i fell in love with the family from the moment i saw them. they’re all so believable and i actually forgot i was watching a movie. i felt every bit of happiness and joy and pain that they experienced.
i fell in love with selena. if lopez portrayed her accurately (i wouldn’t know because i had no idea who she was before i watched the film) then she must have been one incredible person. its just so sad her life was cut so short.
at the very end of the film, when they threw the white rose on the stage i thought.. oh no! something’s gonna happen. the next thing you see is her on a stretcher and a radio announcer’s voice saying that she had been shot. that moment killed me. i started bawling right in the middle of class! i loved her from beging to end and to see her die that way at such a young age is heartbreaking. i was only 5 when she died, so i didn’t know about it, but her fans at that time must have been mortified. if jennifer portrayed her correctly, the real selena must have been..(besides and outstanding singer) a truly wonderful human being.
the tribute at the end is amazing. i loved the candlelit vigil for her at the end with the real pictures and clips of her. i love how the movie was focused of the celebration of her life and how much she accomplished in a short amount of time and not her tragic death. for that many people to be so affeccted by her death.. well that must mean that she was really truly and incredible human being, and she is missed by many and will never be forgotten.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Music
Director Gregory Nava
Writer Gregory Nava
Actors Jennifer Lopez, Jackie Guerra, Constance Marie, Alex Meneses
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Q Film Productions
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera MovieCam SL, V3 MOE Lenses, Arriflex 35 III, V3 MOE Lenses
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA (color), Pro8mm, Burbank (CA), USA (8 mm segments), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak), 8 mm (some scenes)
Cinematographic Process Super 35, Super 8 (8 mm scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)