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Gloria de los Ángeles Treviño Ruiz is a young Mexican girl who wants nothing more than to be a famous singer, and to so she becomes Gloria Trevi, a rebellious, unapologetic, outspoken, over sexual controversial singer/songwriter. With the help of her manager, Sergio Andrade, in a short period of time she becomes a success in Mexico and Latin America. With her over sexual dressing style, catchy songs and irreverence she soon becomes a mega-icon. But the man who helps her rise to the top of the charts will also become her downfall, Sergio Andrade is fond of sleeping with underage girls and he is physically abusive towards them. Gloria and Sergio go touring with an entourage of under age girls whom he sleeps with, but when a book is written by an angry and abused ex-wife of his they hide from the public view. And when the mother of one of the minors they travel with files a complaint in Mexico of kidnapping against them, they fly to Brazil knowing that Interpol is determined to find the ...Written by
Not being a huge Gloria Trevi fan, although I enjoy some of her old songs, I never knew her real story. I only knew a little of her past, but this movie shows her story (I'm not saying it's a real portrayal), but from a neutral view, I enjoyed this film. If you're Mexican you must know at least who she is, or some of her songs, so when I started seeing the teaser trailer or posters at the movies I got really excited, it seemed like a great movie. And it ended up being great. "Gloria" gives us an inside scoop of how everything was for Gloria, from her rise to fame, to all the drama and complications that came along with it. Sofía Espinosa portrays Gloria perfectly, all the mannerisms, the energy, and the attitude is there; the rest of the cast does an amazing job, but Espinosa steals the show, her acting is believable and well-done. My only problem would be the length. Although it's a well-told story, the movie seems to get too long at times, I feel like this movie could have easily lasted from 90 to 100 minutes, but it wasn't a problem, even the boring scenes were good. The ending seems too rushed, but it was an OK ending. There are some songs present on the film, from "Doctor Psiquiatra" to "La Papa sin Catsup", so, if you know the lyrics, you'll be singing along. The best parts have to be the concert scenes, they are beautifully shot and they seem like they were really part of a recorded concert! Overall, I think this movie is great, not as amazing as other biographic movies from Latin singers, like Selena, but Gloria fans and the regular audiences will enjoy this movie, you will enjoy the story, you will connect with the characters and you'll be entertained from beginning to end. A great Mexican movie to start 2015 with the right foot.
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