El Cantante

2007, Movie, R, 116 mins

El Cantante
Biopic cliches hamstring producer-star Jennifer Lopez's pet project, which purports to recount the rise and fall of pioneering salsa singer Hector Lavoe but devotes as much -- if not more -- screentime to his hellion wife.

The film begins in 2002, as a documentary crew prepares to interview Lavoe's widow, the prickly Nilda "Puchi" Perez (played by Lopez, whose aging makeup doesn't begin to make her look like she's in her sixties). Puchi's recollections trigger a flashback to 1985, when Puchi was forced to drag her drug-addicted husband (Mark Anthony, Lopez's real-life husband) out of a crack den in order to get him to a show. That was the end of the good tim...

Released: 2007 Rated: R Length: 116 mins

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