Jennifer Lopez received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Selena Quintanilla, the real-life Mexican-American singer who topped the charts in the United States and beyond before she was murdered at age 23.
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Selena is a decent movie that has a good 1st half but a messy, rushed 2nd half. Released in '97, only 2 years after Selena's death, one can infer that it wasn't made with much critical distance. In this story is a tragic, bitter tale about the exploitation of an artist by those who profited off of her & the perils of celebrity-worship. But you wouldn't know that from this hagiography, even if it is a wish-fulling one