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comments all too true!
As a young man born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas; I can relate all to well to Edward James Olmos' comments in the scene in the van where he shouts "We have to be more American than Americans and more Mexican than the Mexicans!" It is all too true in today's society. I joined the Marine Corps and served my country in Iraq and Afgahnistan. Yet, still with the increase of illegal immigration in our country I would constantly receive sneers in certain places. On the other hand, even though me and my girlfriend speak perfect Spanish; we are always teased when we go to Mexico for speaking our "CD ROM learned perfect Castillian".
The movie sheds to light so many of the hardships their family faced in trying to make it to the top. The movie doesn't glamorize any of the supporting characters. It shows their flaws and imperfections as we all possess. The scenes showing Selena's budding courtship with Chris Perez are done tastefully and cute. All in all a good flick!