More than 20,000 girls auditioned for the roles of Selena at different ages. See more »
At the beginning of the movie when Selena walks up to the stage at the Astrodome, we can see Suzette Quintanilla playing and Pete Astudillo as one of the background singers. In the real concert Suzette did not play due to illness and the background singer is named Freddie Correa. See more »
No female has ever made it and now you're number one. You cracked the Tejano market wide open. You walked into Mexico and they don't even accept Mexican-Americans and they love you, and now?
And now... gringos. Disney World!
And all the barriers that have stopped people before... and you went through them like they didn't exist. Maybe for you they don't exist. I love you, and I'm very proud of you.
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The producers wish to thank The Quintanilla Family See more »
The TNT and Superstation versions include the following additions:
1. An extra scene with young Selena at her new school; the children in the classroom make fun of her name
2. A scene outside Selena's school; Selena is sititng down crying and her sister comes over to comfort her
3. A short shot of Selena's mother mopping on a balcony before Abraham is seen talking on the phone about Selena's talent
4. A scene where Selena's mom and dad are discussing how they cannot stay with their relatives much longer because it is so overcrowded
5. The shot of the Selena, her siblings and her cousins leaving for school is slightly longer and ends with a school bell ringing, which leads into the 1st school scene mentioned above.
6. A scene where Selena Y Los Dinos get the news that they will be signed to a record deal with EMI Latin
7. The song "No Me Queda Mas" that Selena sings after "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" and the song "Si Una Vez" that she sings at her final concert are both extended.
I don't know much about the real Selena, so I don't know how much of the movie was fact and what was fiction. But even if this movie wasn't based on a real singing superstar, it would have been great to watch anyway.
Jennifer Lopez is stunning in every way as Selena. She hits all the right chords as a teenager, a woman in love, a dutiful daughter and sister, and a singer adored by legions of fans. And she loved everyone of them right back. The actors playing her family are all great, too (especially her father). Ms. Lopez also has a sweet, natural chemistry with Jon Seda as Chris. Their relationship is so real because they were friends first...friends who fell in love.
Ms. Lopez also does a great job lip-synching Selena's songs, and the ending will bring tears to your eyes. A must see!
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