If you're looking for an eye-opening art-film about strange customs and to be captivated by its soundtrack, or elegance, simply 'cause it's foreign... keep searching. However, Casi Divas, is very enjoyable for what it is, a cheap chick flick with a nasty dose of political correctness, pretty characters and a sassy mouth. lol Dubbing was a little dubious, but easily fixable by using subtitles instead. Although it had some gray areas that forced me to think, (usually not very good for a bubble-gum flick), I think what saved it for me was the very interesting casting and plot. A lot of the actors ARE telenovela or sitcom-actors, not movie-actors... and while most of the transitions seemed seamless, you can tell Julio Bracho always tries to outshine everyone else when he's in the scene... which was ok in this movie, since he's "the boss". As far as the plot goes, they were smart enough to have a movie with a beginning, middle and end. (How kind of them.) And then, they added some detail and controversy to the characters, which made them extremely likable. What I loved about the way they carried it thru, was the fact that they didn't try to explain EVERY SINGLE DETAIL about the characters or their "issues"; otherwise it would've turned into a 10 hour movie. Instead, they expose their hard lives in an upbeat manner, just enough to see the contestant's dreams shatter shallowly by the judges, producers, and even crew staff from the talent-search-show. And in a way, that's what we ALL go thru, we don't always have "the right look", are the smartest or even fit what 'they' need for the many different roles of life, and it's important (specially for the younger audience this movie was targeted to) to know that life keeps going; and to stop placing so much faith in dreams. It's an anti-romantic romantic comedy, better enjoyed with low expectations and a fast eye, 'cause the subtitles RUUUUN 90% of the time. lol Probably the hardest part to watch is the ending, which to me was a little slow, and I didn't agree with some choices the characters took... but in the end I think that's what made it feel 'realistic' enough; the fact that everyone lives their lives however they want to, I'm just glad their lives were entertaining enough to make this a great movie.