El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances (2010)

Born Jonathan French in Beverly Hills, California and orphaned at 3 months, this young boy was adopted by his Mexican nanny, Nena (Lupe Ontiveros) and step-father, E.J. (Danny Trejo) and raised to be a good, God-fearing Mexican with a love… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 18, 2011
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Siran Babayan
L.A. Weekly

First-time director Amy French's musical mockumentary plays out like The Jerk-meets-Tommy set in East L.A.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

The awkward title pretty much covers it.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

It may be a minor film, but it does offer infectious pleasures in the endearing French and in its off-the-wall humor.

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Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

Norman Lear should have been able to introduce the Frenches to someone who could have gotten more humor out of the premise.

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