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Superstars Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony headline a film as emotional, powerful, and driving as the man and music whose story it tells, Héctor Lavoe and the Salsa his voice brought to the world -- El Cantante. It's the 1970s, and Salsa is exploding on the world with a Nuyorican sound from the streets of Spanish Harlem that blends Latin, Jazz and African American rhythms and harmonies. Riding the rocket of sudden stardom, Lavoe (Anthony) becomes the voice of the new sound, even as he struggles with personal demons and addictions. Only Lavoe's wife, Puchi (Lopez--Selena), whose devotion has put Lavoe on the path to superstardom may be able keep him from self-destruction in the face sudden fame.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: El Cantante adheres to the most basic conventions of the musical biopic, rendering it indistinguishable from others of its ilk.
June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017
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- Release Date:August 3, 2007
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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