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Selena Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda, Lupe Ontiveros

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Jennifer Lopez stars as Selena, the story of the Grammy Award winning tijano singer. It is the story of Selena's rise to the top by the encouragement of her family. The struggles with family, love, and career are vividly portrsyed.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Sincerae Smith




Selena Quintanilla Perez lived a blessed life during the 1980s-90s through her successful singing career. Born in Texas and raised within a Mexican family, she became one of the first Latin pop stars to go to the mainstream audience. She falls in love and elopes with the guitarist in her band, Chris Perez, against her father's will. Her gutsy, honest, and talented nature was tragically stopped on March 31st, 1995 when her obsessed fan club president, Yolanda Salvidar, shot and killed her. The movie 'Selena' starring Jennifer Lopez displays the amazing but terribly short life of Selena Quintanilla Perez.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Getting ahead in:    -   entertainment world Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   musician    -   singer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas    -   Southwest City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing    -   lot of singing and dancing

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