La Bamba – Filtered

Theatrical Release: July 24, 1987
DVD Release: April 6, 1999
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Synopsis

This is the true story of Ritchie Valens, a young rock and roll singer who tragically died in an aircrash at the age of 17. The film follows Ritchie from his days in Paicoma, California, where he and his family makes a meager living working at plantations, to his rise as a star. The film also focuses on Richie’s friendship and rivalry with his older brother Bob and his relationship with Donna, his girlfriend.

Dove Review

Offering a great deal of wonderful music, “La Bamba” is a film about the singer Ritchie Valens who works his way up from a Mexican-American Migrant worker to a famous singer. With only three hit songs and six months into his singing carrier, 17-year-old Ritchie Valens dies in an airplane crash with Buddy Holly and Big Bopper. Although a good film, it seems to be missing a lot of information and the use of drugs and alcohol is common throughout the film by big brother Esai.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing, making out, sex implied but not shown-couple is not married and girl ends up pregnant and says it wasn't the first time and it won't be the last.
Language: None
Violence: A glass is thrown at man, fist fight.
Drugs: Selling and smoking pot, drinking alcohol, smoking and men drunk.
Nudity: Man with no shirt on, cleavage.
Other: None

Info

Company: Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Writer: Luis Valdez
Director: Luis Valdez
Producer: Bill Borden
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 108 min.
Reviewer: Debbie Satala