movie: La Bamba
starring: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales
format: TV Edit
plot: We follow the year in the life of Ritchie Valens on his rise to fame until the time of his death.
I'm not much of a Phillips fan, but whenever I hear the song La Bamba, it's the music video for the movie that comes to mind.
I don't know about anyone else, but I got more wrapped up in the side story of the older brother. You feel sorry for him. His character is much more fleshed out then even the lead. I don't know if that was because this was Phillips first real role, or if Morales is that much better?
You feel the heavy overshadow when Morales's character snatches the talisman from him, swearing he'll kill him in a mad fit of rage, and the dread when he finds out Ritchie Valens died in the plane crash, which the talisman was holding back. His biggest fear having come true.
what do i think i learned? Omens should always be listened to.
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