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Casi Divas

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
The aging star of a popular Mexican telenovela (Llaca) becomes enraged when she learns that her producer-lover (Bracho) is replacing her in the soap’s feature-film version. It gets worse: Her youthful doppelgänger will be selected through an American Idol–style reality competition. Issa López’s ensemble comedy follows four contestants, each hailing from a distinct region and socioeconomic background, while attempting a meta-exposé on TV’s ageist, racist and classist nature. In using the urban poor and the queer community as punch lines, Casi Divas ultimately succumbs to its own criticism.
Written by Monika Fabian
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