Dreams of fame take Diana from Madrid to Hollywood. She seems to be on the right path when a powerful agent notices her, but he only wants someone for a sham marriage with a secretly gay star.

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Di Di
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Michael Stein
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Steve Richards
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Nora
Luis Hacha ...
Robert
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María
Jean-Marie Juan ...
David
Leonardo García ...
Aldo
Ben Temple ...
Richard Low
Ana Soriano ...
Madre de Diana
Lluís Lu ...
Joel
Marcos Campos ...
Mr. Sushi
Bill Holden ...
Hombre canoso
Toni River ...
El Jefe (as Tony River)
Albert Carbó ...
El Titi
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Dreams of fame take Diana from Madrid to Hollywood. She seems to be on the right path when a powerful agent notices her, but he only wants someone for a sham marriage with a secretly gay star.

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Originally, this movie was set to be a direct sequel of Yo soy la Juani (2006) with Verónica Echegui reprising her role. For unknowing reasons, the project didn't turn out, so Bigas Luna rewrote it and casted Elsa Pataky. See more »

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The film has some real strengths
30 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought that they did a remarkably good job with this variation on the theme of "A Star is Born." There are three main ingredients that combined to make this twisted fairy tale believable.

First, with only few minor rolls, none of the characters were completely despicable nor completely sympathetic.

Second, Elsa Pataky's physical appearance. She always looks appropriate in ways that I would not have thought possible. Most of it is good acting, but there is also skillful makeup and wardrobe.

Finally, the sets and locations are impressive and believable. The humorous exception, here, is their rechristening of the Beverly Hills Hotel as the "Everly Hotel". It looks like there should be a "B" hidden behind the foliage.

Incidentally, there are a few unexpected twists and turns along the way, as well as few more-or-less predictable "surprises."


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