Becoming Jane / El Cantante

Becoming Jane / El Cantante
Fans of HГ©ctor Lavoe and Jane Austen might be forgiving of the flaws in these rote formula biopics that rarely strive for authenticity, but there’s very little in either movie to convince someone to go out and buy one of Lavoe’s records or pick up one of Austen’s books to learn more about them, which should be the main reason to honor someone with a biopic. At least “El Cantante” has Lavoe’s songs and music to fall back on, while “Becoming Jane” is little more than a generic period drama with far too much talking. [Lees verder]

Becoming Jane / El Cantante
Fans of HГ©ctor Lavoe and Jane Austen might be forgiving of the flaws in these rote formula biopics that rarely strive for authenticity, but there’s very little in either movie to convince someone to go out and buy one of Lavoe’s records or pick up one of Austen’s books to learn more about them, which should be the main reason to honor someone with a biopic. At least “El Cantante” has Lavoe’s songs and music to fall back on, while “Becoming Jane” is little more than a generic period drama with far too much talking. [Lees verder]

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