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Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda, Jackie Guerra, Constance Marie
Director: Gregory Nava
Genres: Drama
PG     1997     2hr 7min

The nuts and bolts of the irresistibly danceable music called Tejano are pop, rock, polka, R&B and Latin influences. To millions of fans there's another vital ingredient: the dynamic singer Selena. Vibrant and tuneful, Sel...  more »


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Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda, Jackie Guerra, Constance Marie
Director: Gregory Nava
Creators: Gregory Nava, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., Carolyn Caldera, David Wisnievitz, Henry J. Golas, Moctesuma Esparza, Nancy De Los Santos
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Family Life
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/24/1997
Original Release Date: 03/21/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 03/21/1997
Release Year: 1997
Run Time: 2hr 7min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Joyce W. (Jwag) from SCOTTVILLE, MI
Reviewed on 11/4/2012...
I would not recommend this movie for little children. That being said, this is an excellent movie about a beautiful person who was robbed of life way too young. Talented and lovely, Selena always thought about her family. A great story of her short lived life. I would recommend this movie.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Nancy W. from CHARLOTTE, NC
Reviewed on 1/14/2011...
GREAT movie. Real story. Sad but true that an individual with such enormous talent could be destroyed over jealousy.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Lawyeraau | Balmoral Castle | 02/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 1997 film, well directed by Gregory Nava, was the film that propelled Jennifer Lopez on to stardom. She is nothing short of sensational in this film. She is Selena!The film recounts the brief life of Selena Quintanilla Perez (Jennifer Lopez), a life that was built around her father's broken dreams. Her father (Edward James Olmos) had himself had a band in his youth called "Los Dinos". Now a married man with children, his dreams have stalled along the wayside. When he realizes, however, that his young daughter has some musical talent, he builds a band around her, "Selena and Los Dinos", and begins living vicariously through her.Under the watchful eye of her martinet father, years of forced, musical practices and life on the road follow. Loving, possessive, and controlling, he succeeds in almost losing her, when she marries her guitarist without her father's permission. They reconcile, however, and he places Selena on the path to stardom, a tejano sensation on the cusp of becoming a crossover musical star. Unfortunately, her path crosses that of a fan, Yolanda Saldivar, whom Selena befriends, only to have her be the one who cuts her down in her prime.Jennifer Lopez is sensational as Selena, big booty and all. She charms. She beguiles. She entertains. She is every inch the star. This has been her best role, and her performance is stellar. She should have won an award for her performance, because she most certainly deserved one for her portrayal of Selena. It is unfortunate that her acting career has been downhill ever since. Edward James Olmos is perfect as Abraham Quintanilla, the father who pushed his daughter to heights that he had dreamed for himself but had been unable to reach. His performance is powerful and rich. He, too, should have had his award calibre performance acknowledged in some way, as it was close to perfect. Mr. Olmos is a wonderful actor who deserves more recognition than he has gotten, thus far. All in all, this is an interesting, absorbing film with some great music. No wonder Selena was a hit!"
Viviras Selena!
SC | San Diego | 10/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First, I was skeptical about Jennifer Lopez's big-screen debut as the slain Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla. The movie was heartfelt, realistic (Selena did come to life!) and I loved all the characters, especially Abraham Quintanilla (Edward James Olmos), Marcela (Constance Marie) and Chris (Jon Seda), who all contributed to bringing Selena's spirit and music to life. I also give huge props to the Young Selena (Rebecca Lee Meza). The film had me in tears at the end and the storyline was sentimental and sweet, not trashy. A very well-produced, great movie! I don't care if people though that because Jennifer Lopez was Puerto Rican, she shouldn't have been playing a person of Mexican lineage, but she did a wonderful job to bring Selena's music and spirit back to life! I like the fact that Selena's father Abraham was the executive producer of the movie so he could be positive to sustain the dignity and memory of Selena. Viviras Selena!"
"Selena" DVD was great! Jen Lopez makes Selena live Forever!
SC | 01/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First off, I would just like to say that the movie was a box-office success, I have no Idea were people get the idea that it wasnt! Well, now that that is out of the way, "Selena" was an incredible piece of work! From the very beginning where her last Houston concert was re-created I could tell that Jennifer Lopez did the best, she acts so much like the real Selena, it really amazed me! The films major pluses are the fact that her killer is not in it that much, becuase the film has to do with her life, and not about a killer that everyone would rather forget existed. Secondly, the fact that the movie did not go into what happened after Selena died, when a movie comes out about the life of a legend, it should stick to her life and not to what happened after she died. The DVD version is great aside from the GREAT AUDIO and PICTURE , "Selena" comes in both Pan and Scan and Widescreen formats which is great for me cuase I really like alternating. And the Menus make it more enjoyable and interesting. "Selena" was a remarkable film! Although I do think that the fans that knew her in life will relate to it more, It will touch everyones hearts if they see it for what it really is: A loving and humble tribute to Selena and her fans.(See the ending to see what Im talking about)"