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Actors: Julio Bracho, Patricia Llaca, Ana Layevska, Maya Zapata, Diana Garcia
Director: Issa Lopez
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Four ambitious and beautiful young women from four very different worlds. Just like hundreds of others, they are caught up in the frenzy that sweeps the nation when Alejandro Mateos (Julio Bracho), one of the country's mos... more »
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Gus Abbona | los angeles, ca | 10/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I totally LOVED the movie, it's surprising, adventurous, smart, deep, and very funny! not the kind of cookie cutter american romantic comedie, in one word: brilliant!"
Don't Try to Cross A Diva
John F. Rooney | 11/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In "Casi Divas" ("Almost Divas" "Road to Fame") (2009) Eva is a real diva, a star, whom her producer/lover, Alejandro, wants to replace with a younger woman. Over Eva's dead body! Hundreds of young women in this Mexican, Spanish-language film vie in a contest to be the star of the producer's next blockbuster.
Eva does everything including devious things to blackmail Alejandro into keeping her as his leading diva and his lover. She's a force to be reckoned with.
The movie concentrates on four young women, different types from different backgrounds. One comes from an upper class family, one from a gaggle of misfits, one Francisca (Maya Zapata) from a poor family in Oaxaca with Indian roots. The fourth is a factory worker from Juarez. The rivalry among the girls becomes fierce. A national TV show is used to run the contest, and viewers vote for their choices.
A sub-plot concerns a serial killer who is stalking and killing young women. This only seems to hit home at the end of the film.
The movie at times seems like a soap opera, has some social commentary, and has a real surprise. When the contest is going on, you may feel as if you have traveled this road before.