Gloria (2015)

By on February 17, 2015
Gloria (2015)

Run time: 127 min
Rating: 6.6
Genres: Biography | Drama | Music
Director: Christian Keller
Writers: Sabina Berman
Stars: Sofía Espinosa, Marco Pérez, Osvaldo Ríos
Trivia: A rebellious and controversial Mexican pop icon becomes a huge success with her style and catchy songs, but a larger than life scandal will rock her world entirely.
Gloria de los Ángeles Treviño Ruiz is a young Mexican girl who wants nothing more than to be a famous singer, and to so she becomes Gloria Trevi, a rebellious, unapologetic, outspoken, over sexual controversial singer/songwriter. With the help of her manager, Sergio Andrade, in a short period of time she becomes a success in Mexico and Latin America. With her over sexual dressing style, catchy songs and irreverence she soon becomes a mega-icon. But the man who helps her rise to the top of the charts will also become her downfall, Sergio Andrade is fond of sleeping with underage girls and he is physically abusive towards them. Gloria and Sergio go touring with an entourage of under age girls whom he sleeps with, but when a book is written by an angry and abused ex-wife of his they hide from the public view. And when the mother of one of the minors they travel with files a complaint in Mexico of kidnapping against them, they fly to Brazil knowing that Interpol is determined to find the … Written by william_linares
Country: Mexico
Release Date: 20 February 2015 (USA)

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  1. iamstark

    February 17, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Not being a huge Gloria Trevi fan, although I enjoy some of her old songs, I never knew her real story. I only knew a little of her past, but this movie shows her story (I'm not saying it's a real portrayal), but from a neutral view, I enjoyed this film. If you're Mexican you must know at least who she is, or some of her songs, so when I started seeing the teaser trailer or posters at the movies I got really excited, it seemed like a great movie. And it ended up being great. "Gloria" gives us an inside scoop of how everything was for Gloria, from her rise to fame, to all the drama and complications that came along with it. Sofía Espinosa portrays Gloria perfectly, all the mannerisms, the energy, and the attitude is there; the rest of the cast does an amazing job, but Espinosa steals the show, her acting is believable and well-done. My only problem would be the length. Although it's a well-told story, the movie seems to get too long at times, I feel like this movie could have easily lasted from 90 to 100 minutes, but it wasn't a problem, even the boring scenes were good. The ending seems too rushed, but it was an OK ending. There are some songs present on the film, from "Doctor Psiquiatra" to "La Papa sin Catsup", so, if you know the lyrics, you'll be singing along. The best parts have to be the concert scenes, they are beautifully shot and they seem like they were really part of a recorded concert! Overall, I think this movie is great, not as amazing as other biographic movies from Latin singers, like Selena, but Gloria fans and the regular audiences will enjoy this movie, you will enjoy the story, you will connect with the characters and you'll be entertained from beginning to end. A great Mexican movie to start 2015 with the right foot.

  2. cherrybomb

    February 17, 2015 at 6:47 am

    For those who don't know Gloria Trevi, she's one of the most famous singers in Mexico since her debut in 1989. But this character -a kind of open-minded crazy singer-, has always been surrounded by controversy.

    This movie, written by a well-known Mexican journalist and writer, Sabina Berman, has two main virtues:

    1. It portraits Gloria Trevi and Sergio Andrade (the two main characters) perfectly. The leading actress, Sofia Espinosa performs Trevi's songs, dances and acts just as the Gloria Trevi the audience knows.

    2. It is as objective as possible. It tries to get the audience to reach their own conclusions.

    Writer Sabina Berman has said she took Gloria Trevi's version but also, most of the rest of the people involved versions and public facts. In the end, she wrote a story which feels authentic and portrays not only one of the most famous scandals in Mexican show-business, but also, the way television power uses some stars to their own benefit.

    On the other hand, it lacks some big-budget resources that could bring this movie to the next level, but besides this, it's entertaining, dramatic and well-portrayed.

  3. deadpool69

    February 17, 2015 at 6:47 am

    I liked the film. The performance of Sofia Espinosa as Gloria Trevi and Marco Perez as Sergio Andrade were excellent!!!! Sofia Espinosa IS Gloria Trevi.

    The film takes an impartial treat about the controversial life of the singer.

    About the representation of Gloria Trevi, I think is correct.I'm not saying she's completely innocent(No one really is), but she's not that heartless monster the Mexican people think she is and I hope with this film that the people understand this.

    It was a good film,the script was very respectful about telling the story. I RECOMMEND THE MOVIE!!

  4. deadpool69

    February 17, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Never conforming with the society standards, Mexican Pop Icon Gloria Trevi defied the limits of decency and morality with her music, movies and her always extremely sexually suggesting style of dressing and dancing. You could not grow up in the 90s in Latin America without knowing who Gloria Trevi was, she hypnotized the Spanish speaking world with her unmatched irreverent style. While there were other Pop Stars, there was only one Gloria Trevi, there was no one like her.

    In the late 90s a powerful scandal that involved her manager Sergio Andrade traveling the world with minors rocked the music world and turned Gloria in the media's perception into an accomplice to an alleged sex cult.

    The Trevi/Andrade Clan were fugitives of Interpol until they were arrested in Brasil, until she was returned to Mexico to answer for her alleged crimes of corruption, prostitution, kidnapping and sexual abuse of minors, for which she was eventually cleared from.

    Sofía Espinosa stars as the Pop Icon in her roller coaster of stardom from unknown to Pop Star, to Pop Icon to fugitive, to incarcerated, to released and vindicated.

    Espinosa captures the humanity of Gloria with a moving, powerful and truthful performance.

    Well acted, well directed with astounding writing, performances and production this is one of the best "based on real events" movie ever.

    If you remember how the story played out in real life and even if you don't, this is a must-see to everyone.

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