Gloria (2015) – 3.5/5

Based on the life of a revolutionary mexican pop-singer, Gloria focuses on the real story behind Gloria Trevi by following a superb screenplay, humanizing its main cast, and never criticizing or judging… But on the contrary, victimizing. To anyone that knows some facts about the sex scandal Gloria Trevi was involved in, the movie will most likely be an insult. I say, give this movie a chance.

Gloria is based on a serious investigation by Swedish director, Christian Keller, with the intention of creating an unbiased story. That said, director Keller manages to narrate a biography through the protagonist’s passion: her music, and creates a most interesting and entertaining film. This, along with Sofia Espinosa and Marco Perez’s perfect immersion into their characters, provides the film with a sense of reality that triggers the viewers emotions in a way only a good film knows how to.

While the movie does exaggeratedly victimize the pop-singer and contains a few unnecessary scenes that add nothing to the story, thanks to the amazing performance of Sofia Espinosa and an engaging story line, the film succeeds as a biographical account of Gloria Trevi’s life, and not only of the scandal.

Learn more about the movie here: Rotten Tomatoes

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