Since she was a child, Selena Quintanilla dreamed of becoming a star. From her humble beginnings playing at her family’s restaurant and small fairs, the Tejano singer and her family spent countless hours traveling the road singing their own style of music. The hard work paid off, and Selena rose to fame and fortune, becoming a Grammy winning artist with hit songs, playing to sold out crowds. Along the way, much to her father’s chagrin, Selena found the love of her life when Chris Perez joined her backing band. Just when she had the world at her fingertips, it slipped away, with tragedy striking the young singing sensation. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “Selena”.

· Abraham is trying to teach a young Selena a Spanish song. In the wider view, he mentions, “They started to throw beer bottles”, and his left hand is on the neck of the guitar while his right hand is on the face of the instrument. It cuts to a close-up when Selena starts to laugh and his arms are on top of the guitar.

· Selena is singing at the fairgrounds. In the close-up, she takes the microphone and walks to the right of the mic stand. It cuts to a rear view and she’s to the left of the mic stand. In the next front view, as it pans back, she’s to the right again and back to the left of the stand in the following far view.

· Abraham and Marcela are arguing after the children’s performance. Marcela says, “The kids are kids”, the close-up view shows her hair falls in front of her shoulders. It cuts to a wider view and her hair is behind her shoulders. Her hair is back in front of her shoulders in the next close-up.

“Selena” (1997) stars Jennifer Lopez, Jackie Guerra, Constance Marie, Alex Meneses, Jon Seda, Jacob Vargas and Edward James Olmos. It runs 127 minutes and is rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements.

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