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Filly Brown Reviews

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½ October 29, 2014
It is not the most original of stories, but it is worth a watch. Everyone got exactly the ending that they deserved and there is something very satisfying about that.
March 8, 2014
All 5 stars but only cause of Jennie!!!
February 20, 2014
Story was ok. Acting could have been better.
½ January 18, 2014
another tired tale of a singer clawing her way to the top-and the price it costs
½ December 20, 2013
Its like a female version of 8 Mile that was surprisingly really good.
½ December 12, 2013
Gina Rodriguez's magnetic star
½ November 17, 2013
Rap is not my thing, but thought this movie was pretty on... liked the storyline...
November 9, 2013
Why is this movie real.
½ November 6, 2013
I AABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! i can relate on so many levels !
October 4, 2013
Why does this movie real?
September 20, 2013
this movie is really good
½ September 17, 2013
Worst movie ever!!! I can't believe I sat through the whole thing. I will never forgive myself!
½ September 15, 2013
Minus all the unnecessary cursing it was a pretty good story. The acting from Gina was believable and the music was pretty tight along with her flow. A pretty good watch.
September 15, 2013
Love this movie... RIP Jenni Rivera
September 4, 2013
It was not a bad movie at all!!!!!
½ August 21, 2013
Majo (Gina Rodriguez - Go For It!) is a young Los Angelina with flair-to-spare and an unquestionable musical talent for rhythm and rhyming who dreams of making it big in the hip-hop music world so that she can help better provide for her hardworking father and younger sister as her family has struggled to make ends meet following a betrayal they all suffered at the hands of a selfish mother whose addictions and double-dealings with dangerous criminals imperiled her very own family's well-being. A cast of primarily unknown (and primarily Latino) actors stars in the gritty, urban drama Filly Brown. Filly Brown becomes the adopted moniker of Majo -- itself short for Maria Jose -- as she tries to capitalize on the wild success of a heartfelt, single (rather impromptu -- and rather catchy) song after she signs with a hustler of a record producer who promises her the world ... in order to get her signature so that HE can start making some money off of her. Majo begins her "journey" as guileless and na´ve believing that most people are good and that others are always looking out for the best interests of everyone else. It is unfortunate -- but necessary for this predictable movie -- that Filly Brown does not quickly realize the truth of what is going on around her as she visits her mother in prison (the late banda singer-songwriter, Jenni Rivera in her first-and-only feature film performance) and readily takes her advice over that of her steadfast father (Lou Diamond Phillips - Courage Under Fire) and others who have actually always looked out for Majo. It doesn't make a lot of sense why Majo does some of the things she does -- she's rather contradictory for the sole purpose of adding "layers" to the film. Like the character, Filly Brown would like to be good and respected but it is hard to do so when it is all manipulated. Very little feels as if it is spontaneously happening onscreen (or in the film) as it mostly all comes across as scripted. The film's best moments are Filly's few spontaneous bits of musical outburst and some of the scenes featuring Rivera as a frightening mother figure you would not want watching over you at night.
½ August 20, 2013
I really enjoyed this movie.. A story about an inspiring rapper trying to save her mother.
½ August 9, 2013
Strong, powerful movie with a great cast!! Absolutely loved it.
August 7, 2013
For all its heartfelt humanism, the film is marred by a story, situations and stereotypical characters that strike overly familiar chords.
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