In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

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Film Cast:

  • Selena Quintanilla-Pérez: Jennifer Lopez
  • Abraham Quintanilla: Edward James Olmos
  • Marcela Quintanilla: Constance Marie
  • Chris Perez: Jon Seda
  • Yolanda Saldívar: Lupe Ontiveros
  • Suzette Quintanilla: Jackie Guerra
  • A. B. Quintanilla: Jacob Vargas
  • Deborah: Seidy López
  • Young Selena: Rebecca Lee Meza
  • Young Suzette: Victoria Elena Flores
  • Young Abie: Rafael Tamayo
  • Seff – Dinos 1961: George Perez
  • Young Abraham – Dinos 1961: Panchito Gómez
  • Self (archive footage): Selena Quintanilla
  • Stage Dancer: Don Shelton
  • Self – Dinos 1990’s: Ricky Vela
  • Self (archive footage): A.B. Quintanilla
  • Self (archive footage): Suzette Arriaga

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Roger Mussenden
  • Director of Photography: Edward Lachman
  • Director: Gregory Nava
  • Original Music Composer: Dave Grusin
  • Costume Design: Elisabetta Beraldo
  • Editor: Nancy Richardson
  • Producer: Robert Katz
  • Set Decoration: Jeanette Scott
  • Producer: Moctesuma Esparza
  • Associate Producer: Nancy De Los Santos
  • Co-Producer: Peter Lopez
  • Co-Executive Producer: David Wisnievitz
  • Production Design: Cary White
  • Executive Producer: Abraham Quintanilla Jr
  • Associate Producer: Carolyn Caldera
  • Associate Producer: Henry J. Golas
  • Associate Producer: Steven M. Kalb
  • Art Direction: Ed Vega

Movie Reviews:

  • dbzgal04: A very affectionate and heart-warming biopic about a talented singer who was snatched from this world way too soon. From Selena’s childhood, to her discovered talent, to her trials and triumphs, and to her skyrocketing music career. This movie shows how much Selena accomplished during her life on Earth, and how many other lives she touched. With the help of this excellent biopic, the legacy of Selena Quintanilla-Perez will continue and never be forgotten. RIP Selena, you are loved by many!
  • JPV852: Good biopic with great performances from Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos. The direction, however, is the film’s shortcomings that was a bit shoddy at times, though seems like the concert recreations were alright. Also would’ve liked to see the development between Selena and Yolanda Saldívar (the woman who killed her) was a bit better, but otherwise a fine portrait of a talented singer just getting started. **3.75/5**

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