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Lopez is appealing in the title role of the 23-year-old Tejano superstar singer who was just breaking into international prominence when she was murdered by the president of her fan club in 1995. Flashbacks show dad Abraham's (Olmos) dashed musical aspirations and he serves as a stage father to his children, recognizing his daughter Selena's exceptional voice. Film covers her marriage to guitarist Chris Perez (Seda) and her building success until the final tragedy (which isn't shown). Film concludes with concert footage of the real Selena.

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Available on Running time 127 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Biopics: Musicians, Buses, Mexico, Hispanic America, Family Ties, True Stories, Tragedy, Fashion
Gregory Nava
Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda, Constance Marie, Jacob Vargas, Lupe Ontiveros, Jackie Guerra, Sal Lopez, Rebecca Lee Mezza
Edward Lachman
Gregory Nava
Dave Grusin
Robert Katz, Moctesuma Esparza, Abraham Quintanilla, Q Productions Inc., Warner Bros.

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I first watched this movie in Spanish in a Spanish class. This movie tells the life story of Selena Quintanilla-PĂ©rez and her career of singing. Selena's father discovered her talent when she was a little girl. She and her brothers, The Dinos, did little performances here and there when they were young, but when they grew up they became very popular. Selena and her father, Abraham, would sometimes argue on the direction of the music. English was the primary language they performed in. They have Tejano roots mixed with pop music, and they became a huge hit in the Latino world. They performed in many concerts, and Selena was shining through the rest. She started recording her album, but it was never completed because she was murdered on March 31, 1995 by the president of her fan club.