Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Al Diablo Con Los Guapos|
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Genre: Foreign Video - Spanish/Misc. Rating: NR Release Date: 5-MAY-2009 Media Type: DVD
The product's great-it's the story I'm not crazy about!
Picky Purchaser | Marin County, CA | 10/06/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I teach an upper-level Spanish class in a high school and the students really wanted to see an authentic telenovela in installments during the school year. I read reviews of a lot of storylines and checked out the scene selections of various popular titles. This novela seemed to be relatively "PG" and so I gave it a go!
I would have liked Spanish subtitles to go along with the Spanish audio but only English subtitles are available. The zippy Mexican Spanish can be a little hard to capture so subtitles are important to me. When the English comes up on screen I feel like I'm "cheating".
The main character, "Mili", is a little abrasive for my taste. I'm trying not to let her obnoxious personality get in the way of my enjoying the story. I have to say that the high-schoolers don't seem to mind her as much as I do. They like seeing her get way up in the face of ol' Alejandro.
Lots of people really loved this novela and at least it's contemporary. The final chapter aired in June of 2008 so it's only about a year old. That helps the clothes, cars, etc. look like they belong in this millenium. I think a 1980's novela wouldn't hold my class's attention. (That being said...check out Cinco Amigas. A little dated but kids get into the story. Available on Amazon!)"
Joann Rodriguez | Philadelphia, PA | 03/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I actually watched this when it was on television but liked it so much that I went and purchased the DVD. It was great watching it all over again."