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Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015)

Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015)

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Ana Maria in Novela Land is the fun-filled story of how one super fan, Ana Maria, switches places with her favorite telenovela star, Ariana Tomosa. Starring EDY GANEM (Devious Maids), in a breakout, dual role as both Ana Maria and Ariana Tomosa, the film centers around Ana Maria, a typical 20-something who is living life on her own terms but frustrating her family and friends all the while doing so. As she journeys inside a world of seemingly limitless opportunities in "Novela Land," things get heated during a love affair with a wealthy businessman and his younger, sexy son. Meanwhile, Ariana is forced to deal with the harsh realities of living in Los Angeles with an over-protective but loving family. As each of these women navigate their new lives, they come to the realization that love and true faith in themselves is all they really needed to have the life they dreamed of. (C) Fluency Studios

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Cast

Edy Ganem
as Ana Maria/Ariana Tomosa
Michael Steger
as Tony/Armando
Elizabeth Peña
as Senora Soto
Luis Guzman
as Schmidt
Sosie Bacon
as Poppy Lake
Kit Williamson
as Greg Wells
Carla Morrison
as Laura Diaz
Megan Hayes
as Shop Girl
Nestor Serrano
as Senor Soto
Mercedes Masohn
as Ana Gloria
Tamara Taylor
as Dr. Acevedo-Bechdel
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

This switching-places comedy warmly and trenchantly sends up the telenovela genre's swooning melodrama and oversexed-but-prudish contradictions.

May 19, 2015 | Full Review…
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A lightly amusing comedy about an avid fan who trades places with the star of a popular telenova.

March 3, 2015 | Full Review…
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The script, co-written by director Georgina Garcia Riedel and Jose Nestor Marquez, plays like a first draft that misses out on comic opportunities.

February 26, 2015 | Full Review…

The comedy is never all that funny, and some scenes fall noticeably flat, either because the cast isn't strong enough, or because the production as a whole lacks polish.

March 2, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

[Edy Ganem] plays the parts so well, switching accents and physicality between a laidback young woman and the caricature of the high maintenance drama starlet, it was difficult to believe she was the same actress.

February 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Perhaps fans of Mexican soap operas will best enjoy the broad humor in this uneven romantic comedy.

February 27, 2015 | Full Review…

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