El cantante (2006)

R   |    |  Biography, Drama, Music

El cantante (2006) Poster

The life story of Hector Lavoe who started the salsa movement in 1975 and brought it to the United States.


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23 August 2007 | cristina_3108
| "El cantante" indeed !
Outstanding performance of Jennifer Lopez. I didn't know this side of her,as an actress with so much potential. Maybe she had to play this part to prove it.

And Marc's wasn't bad at all! He himself could be "El Cantante" for the soft and powerful voice he has.

The movie seemed to be somewhere between a musical and a drama. Jennifer made Puchi - Hector's wife so real,that she seemed to be the key of Hector's life (and I knew nothing about this salsa singer up until I saw this movie!). And Hector was the door that Puchi managed to open from time to time. I saw a great bond between those two and it came out a very good movie, worth seeing, especially if you love salsa music.

And even if you don't, you'll start loving it!

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Release Date:

3 August 2007


Spanish, English

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

New York, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,202,035 5 August 2007

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