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Filly Brown (2012)

R | | Drama, Music | 19 April 2013 (USA)
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A promising hip-hop rhymer from Los Angeles finds herself in a gray area when a record producer offers her a compromising shot at stardom.

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Youssef Delara
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Rodriguez ... Majo Tonorio
Khool-Aid Rios Khool-Aid Rios ... Khool-Aid
Jenni Rivera ... Maria Tonorio
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Jose Tonorio
Lala Romero Lala Romero ... Lala
Jorge Diaz ... Eddie Vargas
Edward James Olmos ... Leandro
Emilio Rivera ... Mani
Noel Gugliemi ... Big Cee
Francine Hinostrow Francine Hinostrow ... Female Corrections Officer
Albert F. Herrera Albert F. Herrera ... Male Corrections Officer
Resmine Atis ... Linda
Cuete Yeska ... Chuy
Daniel Edward Mora ... Memo
Michelle Milan Michelle Milan ... Tattoo Girl #1
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Storyline

Maria Jose 'Majo' Tonorio is a tough LA street poet who spits from the heart. After meeting a talented DJ she cuts her first demo under the guidance of a small time hustler more interested in promoting Majo's sexuality than her lyrics. Soon a major label and its strong-arm executive come calling. Convinced that a record deal will deliver much needed money for the family, Majo is suddenly faced with some stark choices. Does she accept the deal and turn her back on the friends who got her to the precipice of success or does she let a golden opportunity slip away. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Filly Brown - O Preço do Sucesso See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$427,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,478,323, 21 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,833,383, 26 May 2013
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Singer Jenni Rivera's film debut and final film. She tragically perished in airplane crash in Mexico on December 9, 2012, months before the film's release. See more »

Soundtracks

Reflections
Written by Jose Javier Lopez, Larry Patino, Reza Safinia, and Edward Rios
Performed by Gina Rodriguez and Slow Pain
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Amazing!
31 January 2012 | by Kathynelson1See all my reviews

Amazing film! I am 54 years old and do not consider myself a fan of hip hop. But this film tears at your heart strings. I just can't stop thinking about it. Congratulations on a job well done. I certainly hope it makes it to the theaters for all to see. So glad I was able to enjoy it at Sundance! The characters in the story were vulnerable and love able, even though their imperfections were well defined. I was on the edge of my seat through the whole movie and am even wondering about changing my opinion of Hip Hop! Good cast, good directing and excellent crew all around. We will be seeing Gina Rodriguez again! Wow! I am happy to give this film a top review.


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