Selena | Full Movie

Selena
  • PG
  • 2h 7m
  • 1997
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Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos star in this celebration of Selena Quintanilla Perez, a girl from South Texas with global talent, incredible will and magnetic charm. Young. Beautiful. Enormously gifted. At 23, Selena shone as a fresh star in a vibrantly new musical field. But just as she was poised to be the next pop-music sensation, her life was tragically cut short.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Hollywood Reporter
Duane Byrge
Fresh

What makes this movie work is Jennifer Lopez's electric performance as Selena, capturing the chari...

June 25, 2017
Variety
Todd McCarthy
Fresh

Selena surmounts its connect-the-dots approach to its heroine's life to create an appealing, energ...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
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June 21, 2017
New York Times
Stephen Holden
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By the end of the film, Selena has been all but canonized.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Touching and ultimately tragic tale of young Tejano star.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Selena is a 1997 movie is based on the life of the popular singer who was killed in 1995. Kids may ask questions about the events surrounding her murder. It isn't shown, but one character does hold a gun to her own head. A character says "s--t" and "damn" in frustration. Non-Latinos are referred to as "gringos" in a few scenes. Selena wears some skimpy tops on stage. There's a barroom brawl and a near stage collapse. For aspiring musicians, this movie shows the amount of work, dedication, and perseverance it took Selena and her family to find success. This movie also shows the sexist and racist attitudes Selena had to transcend as a Mexican-American female lead vocalist.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Musical
  • Release Date:March 21, 1997
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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