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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tragic, yet powerful,
This review is from: Selena [DVD] (DVD)This film has everything a good film should have - it inspires and hits every emotion. Jennifer Lopez is fantastic and shows that she has the ability to really connect with the character she is playing.
This film is great, with absolutely fantastic music (buy selena's album if you can!) and her journey to stardom is nothing short of inspirational.
The ending is sad (and weepy), but perhaps the saddest thing about it is that it is a true story.
Utterly fantastic, brilliantly acted and the soundtrack is unbelieveable.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tragic story of love, passion and inspiration,
This review is from: Selena [DVD] (DVD)Words cannot describe how I felt at the end of this movie. Before watching it I had not heard about Selena or her style of music, after the movie I wanted to know everything about her and hear all of her music. It'll make you laugh, cry and sing but it will also give you the opportunity to have insight into one of the most amazing singers of the 20th Century. In 1995 Selena was taken from us tragically but her spirit still live on in this wonderful film. Jennifer Lopez shines as the lead, moreso than she does in her later movies. Its an uplifting story of a woman who was achieving her dreams until she was taken away from us... have the tissues handy.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very sad,,
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This review is from: Selena [DVD] (DVD)I first saw the film whilst on honeymoon in thailand in 2001 i hadn't really heard of Selena before but the film was certainly one of those i will never forget. what a tragedy! someone so gifted and taken away in her prime. This is definately one to watch and makesure you have the tissues to hand. Jennifer lopez did a outsatnding performance Selena's parents should be proud of the way she portrayed her. The soundtrack from the film is also a must.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Selena one of the best biography films made,
This review is from: Selena [DVD] (DVD)Selena is one of the best films I've seen and Jennifer Lopez sparkles in one of her film debuets and the one that launched her career.
The story is about young American/Mexican singer Selena who was tragically shot dead in 1995 just as her career was about to take off. Lopez portrays the singer well and this is where she got the idea of becoming a singer herself after doing some of the concert scenes.
This film is a definate must buy if you are a Lopez fan or if you just want a good movie too watch this one will not disappoint.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MUSIC...GREAT BIOPIC,
This review is from: Selena [DVD] (DVD)This 1997 film, well directed by Gregory Nava, was the film that propelled Jennifer Lopez on to stardom. She is nothing short of sensational in this film. She is Selena!
The film recounts the brief life of Selena Quintanilla Perez (Jennifer Lopez), a life that was built around her father's broken dreams. Her father (Edward James Olmos) had himself had a band in his youth called "Los Dinos". Now a married man with children, his dreams have stalled along the wayside. When he realizes, however, that his young daughter has some musical talent, he builds a band around her, "Selena and Los Dinos", and begins living vicariously through her.
Under the watchful eye of her martinet father, years of forced, musical practices and life on the road follow. Loving, possessive, and controlling, he succeeds in almost losing her, when she marries her guitarist without her father's permission. They reconcile, however, and he places Selena on the path to stardom, a tejano sensation on the cusp of becoming a crossover musical star. Unfortunately, her path crosses that of a fan, Yolanda Saldivar, whom Selena befriends, only to have her be the one who cuts her down in her prime.
Jennifer Lopez is sensational as Selena, big booty and all. She charms. She beguiles. She entertains. She is every inch the star. This has been her best role, and her performance is stellar. She should have won an award for her performance, because she most certainly deserved one for her portrayal of Selena. It is unfortunate that her acting career has been downhill ever since.
Edward James Olmos is perfect as Abraham Quintanilla, the father who pushed his daughter to heights that he had dreamed for himself but had been unable to reach. His performance is powerful and rich. He, too, should have had his award caliber performance acknowledged in some way, as it was close to perfect. Mr. Olmos is a wonderful actor who deserves more recognition than he has gotten, thus far.
All in all, this is an interesting, absorbing film with some great music. No wonder Selena was a hit!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Feel-Good Movie!,
This review is from: Selena [DVD] (DVD)i absolutely loved this film 100%.
Selena is the vibrant story of the grammy-winning singer whose life ended in tradegy when she was very young.The film is emotionally powerful and contains a great soundtrack which is always a bonus within movies.Jennifer Lopez captures the warmth and heart of a loved singer,it is definately one of her best films.It is a very sad film towards the end but its also an inspiring film as it shows that with determination anything can be acheived-this is a teary story of a girl who had the spirt to believe in a dream and the courage to make it come true-it certainly inspired me and i hope it inspires u! xx
5.0 out of 5 stars Salina,
This review is from: Selena [DVD] (DVD)We have been after this film for a while .we seen it once on TV and tried to buy it but wasn't available in the shops
So we are very happy .and delivery was fast x
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally an upbeat musical movie!,
This review is from: Selena [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)After Ray (distressing) and Telstar (catastrophic), finally an excellent movie of a star, concentrating on her success! In the hands of the makers of Ray and Telstar Selena's tragic death would have probably been fully exploited. This movie more or less just touches it, it concentrates on Selena's carreer, on her success. Jennifer Lopez is incredible, it is her best performance, she IS Selena! Supporting actors, director, camera men all did their best! A great, uplifting movie!
5.0 out of 5 stars Wail,wail,wail what can I say,
This review is from: Selena [DVD] (DVD)Great film seen it time and time again. Great music and Jennifer Lopez is great too. Get all your housework done and dinner prepared on a Sunday afternoon, sit down and relax watching this film. Great film when you've got couple of hours to spare!
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Selena [DVD] by Gregory Nava (DVD - 2003)