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El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances

2008 1h 31m Comedy List
Reviews 71% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Raised as a Mexican, a "norteamericano" has a talent for singing ranchero music. After he becomes famous, his music evolves, forcing him to choose between his ethnicity and his heart. Read More Read Less

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Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine The awkward title pretty much covers it. Rated: 2/4 Sep 26, 2010 Full Review Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times It may be a minor film, but it does offer infectious pleasures in the endearing French and in its off-the-wall humor. Rated: 3/5 Sep 17, 2010 Full Review Mark R. Leeper Mark Leeper's Reviews Norman Lear should have been able to introduce the Frenches to someone who could have gotten more humor out of the premise. Rated: 4/10 Jan 13, 2011 Full Review Siran Babayan L.A. Weekly First-time director Amy French's musical mockumentary plays out like The Jerk-meets-Tommy set in East L.A. Sep 23, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Intermittently funny Guest-style mockumentary about a white Latin singer who fancies himself the voice of the Mexican people. There are a few laughs here, but overall it's pretty minor. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Raised as a Mexican, a "norteamericano" has a talent for singing ranchero music. After he becomes famous, his music evolves, forcing him to choose between his ethnicity and his heart.
Director
Amy French
Producer
Lara Bergthold, Chris Moore
Screenwriter
Amy French, Spencer John French
Production Co
Blue Cactus Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 9, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
$2.3K
Runtime
1h 31m
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