This epic film traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs. Jose and Maria, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face... See full summary »
Edward James Olmos
The love life of Charlotte is reduced to an endless string of disastrous blind dates, until she meets the perfect man, Kevin. Unfortunately, his merciless mother will do anything to destroy their relationship.
Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom.
Among the actresses considered to play the title role were Leticia Miller, an unknown who bore a striking resemblance to Selena, and Bibi Gaytán, a Mexican soap opera actress. Coincidentally, Selena Quintanilla-Perez had guest starred on a soap opera Gaytán starred in, called "Dos mujeres, un camino." See more »
In the film they show Selena and Chris getting eloped right after Selena went bungee jumping. In real life, Selena didn't go bungee jumping until 1993, a year after she and Chris married. Also, in the movie after the elopement they show Selena wearing a white shirt. In real life she wore a Coca Cola jacket. See more »
[after Selena's death, sobs on the phone with a gun to her head]
I can't put the gun down! Because I'm ashamed of what I've done! I don't deserve to live! Look at what I've done to my best friend! I want to talk to my mother!
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Jennifer Lopez proved that she was a high-class actress with this true story of the Tejano Superstar whose life was cut short by a disgruntled employee. Lopez shines and Edward James Olmos is super (as usual) as her tough-nosed father. The rest of the cast is adequate, but the show is shared between Lopez and Olmos. The screenplay is a little sappy, but fine overall. Director Gregory Nava is always focused and this keeps the film interesting throughout. A fine film all the way. 4 stars out of 5.
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