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April 19, 2013

A Latina star is born in 'Filly Brown'

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There’s nothing much new here. But the performances and the milieu make “Filly Brown” an entertaining, honorable installment in a story that is the American Dream incarnate, and has been ever since the first wannabe showed up on Tin Pan Alley at the beginning of the last century.

FILLY BROWN

2 1/2 stars (Grade: C-plus)

Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jenni Rivera, Edward James Olmos

Directed by Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos, written by Youssef Delara. A Pantelion release.

Running time: 1:38

MPAA rating: R for language, some drug use and violence

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