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La Bamba Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peņa, Danielle von Zerneck, Joe Pantoliano, Marshall Crenshaw, Brian Setzer, Howard Hunt

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This is a movie based on a true story of Musician Ritchie Valens, career, family, and death.
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The review of this Movie prepared by J snyder




The story of Ritchie Valens' meteoric but brief rise to fame which ended in that plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. The main focus is on his love/rivalry with his older half-brother Bob and the romance between him and Donna, a white "good girl" whose parents disapprove. Great cameos by Marshall Crenshaw, Howard Huntsberry, and Brian Setzer singing and performing as Buddy Holly, Jackie Wilson, and Eddie Cochran. Ritchie's music is done by Los Lobos, who also appear as a Mexican band playing a version of "La Bamba that inspires Ritchie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Zorikh Lequidre



Script Analysis of La Bamba

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Plot & Themes

Getting ahead in:    -   entertainment world Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   musician Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Hispanic/Spanish Battle with shrink/bum?    -   wisdom from a homeless man or bum

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   funny heat-delusions Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   school    -   theater    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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