Mi Destino is this novella
Juana Espinosa | Chicago, IL | 01/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've never been fond of novellas. Quite frankly, I thought they were dumb, cheesy, and overly melodramatic. Then i spotted this DVD in a store and I decided I thought I'd give a novella a chance. I'm glad I did. Mi Destino Eres Tu is simply amazing! I was hooked on every minute of it. Especially after the early death in the novella. While the entire series was heavily edited, it doesn't seem so until the 2nd disc. Instead tHe first disc is an edge of your seat experience and the characters are great. Lucero was great as Andrea and quite frankl;y I wish I could've seen the novella in its entirety. I wouldn't mind shelling the bucks for it too. (come on telivisa, release them complete!). THe theme song is superb and made me fall in love with the novella even before I began watching it. There are suprisingly a decent amount of special features. Overall it was a great buy and I'm truly glad to add this DVD set to my collection as one of my favorites!"
Good Story Poor editing
Caramel | Reseda, CA United States | 12/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mi Destino eres tu had a good story but like most soaps the execution feel short. The story is about a young sucessful attorney Andrea whose husband dies during their honeymoon. Accused of foulplay Andrea is shocked to learn that her husband died of a brain hemmorage and almost breaks down with grief until Eduardo who feels a connection to her represents her as an attorney. Aiding her through the toughest week of her life Eduarado helps Andrea with the legal proceedings but unfortunately destiny pulls him away from her but when he learns that his wife has suffered a car crash and may die. 2 years have passed and Andrea is hired as a sucessful attorney for a prestigious construction company Still heartbroken Andrea vows never to love another man again after suffering the loss of her husband. But she catches the eye of the handsome womanizer Mauricio who is the son and owner of the Construction Company. Vowing to seduce the innocent Andrea he makes a bet with his best friend that Andrea will fall right into his hands and into his bed. But Destiny intervenes and instead of Mauricio being the hunter he becomes the prey as Andrea teaches him the power of love something Mauricio has never encountered before. Yet Destiny intervenes again when Eduardo reenters Andreas life. Although still married to his comatose wife Eduardo is heartbroken as he learns that his wife was having an affair prior to the accident. He too shuns love until he sees Andrea again and learns that she is working for the same Construction law firm as himself. Unwilling to lose the opportunity of developing a relationship with Andrea, Eduardo begins to fight for Andrea. Seeing as both men are unwilling to let her go Andrea is forced by Destiny to choose the one man who will share her destiny. Thus begins Mi Destino eres tu. A wonderful enjoyable novela that you should buy if you are a hardtime novela fan or rent if your not. If you did not see the story in Univision during 1999-2000 soap season when it premiered then you may have some questions regarding some of the story arcs as poor editing took major plot lines that were important. What really angered me was that they did not show the original theme song for the soap. Lucero who stars in the novela sings the original version. If you want to see the original opening you can watch it on youtube. The only reason why I got the DVD was because of that FINE Latin Man Jaime Camil. This is Camil's first telenovela and he plays as the villainous Mauricio from the beginning Camil brings human quality to the role where in instances you almost wish for Andrea to choose his character. Accompanied with Mexicos finest actors such as Jacqueline Andere, Joaquin Codero, Marta Sorte, Jan, Sherilyn, Mauricio Islas, Susana Zabaleta and of course Lucero and Jorge Salinas the novela is great to watch during the weekends or on rainy days."