Lena's Dreams (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lena's Dreams (1997)





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Cuban actress Lena has spent years trying to make it on Broadway. Despite her great beauty and obvious talent, it has been to no avail -- to the subtly racist producers and directors she auditions for, she is too light-skinned to play servants and too dark to play wealthy socialites. Her boyfriend Mike, a former actor, wants her to leave the stage and settle down to matrimony and maternity, but, ever the eternal optimist, Lena still hopes that she will become a star. To this end, Lena's 32nd birthday celebration is fraught with ill-concealed anxiety and the knowledge that she must choose whether to follow Mike or the footlights.


Judy Reyes
as Martisa
Kai Adwoa
as Angela
Pat Lucenti
as Casting Director
Don Braden
as Street Musician
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The gifted actress Forte plays a Cuban-American woman fighting to have a viable career amidst many problems.

June 2, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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