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Synopsis The film opens with Selena (Jennifer Lopez), as he prepares to give his last concert at the Houston Astrodome on February 26, 1995. After given a ride around the site, takes the stage and starts singing a medley of disco hits. The film then makes a flashback to 1961 when a young Abraham Quintanilla struggle to find success with his band, “Los Dinos.” They were hired to sing at a Tejano Club, but they are booed for singing in English only. Then the story moves to 1981, Abraham (played by Edward James Olmos) is married and has three children. Having never lost his desire to join the music industry, sees a new opportunity to start a band when he hears her sing nine year old daughter Selena (Rebecca Lee Meza). Selena along with his brothers Abraham Susette and give its first performance at the new restaurant from his father called “Papa Gayo’s”, where they sing Over the Rainbow.When the family goes bankrupt, you lose the restaurant and go to live with the brother of Abraham in Corpus Christi. During the early years of Selena y Los Dinos, they face one or another disappointment, one caused by the fact that Tejano music is dominated by men, and one for the initial protests of Marcella (Constance Marie), the mother of Selena, I wanted a simple life for their children. In 1989, when Selena was already 18 years old, began incorporating dance moves and clothing provocative fashion, consisting of a bra that she calls “bustier.” This quickly caught the attention of the public, to the chagrin of the overprotective parent who is not welcomed the way they dress. With its increased popularity, the band welcomes a new heavy metal guitarist. Chris Perez (Jon Seda), Selena feels an immediate attraction to him, but keeps it hidden from Abraham. Selena wants to venture into Mexico, and its entry to that country is Monterrey.Due to his experiences in the 1960s Abraham explains to her daughter that she must speak perfect Spanish, if not, the Mexicans will not accept it fully as an artist. Selena, however, has confidence and tells her father that she “can.” Having already performed beyond a press conference, she to enter the conference warmly welcomes the journalists gathered there, then Selena begins to answer questions when a reporter asked “How do you feel on your first visit to Mexico “. She wants to tell the reporter that his experience in Mexico has been very “exciting”, instead she says “excited” in English, causing laughter from reporters. The main conflict of the film comes with denial of the relationship Selena and Chris by Abraham. He denies that they are together because the fear is that Chris, poor lifestyle and rebellious, Selena tarnished, and break the strong bond of family.This occurs when Abraham sees Selena and Chris embraced in the bus. All this leads to Chris Abraham take the group and to prohibit Selena view, however, when Selena and Chris were married secretly, forcing Abraham to accept their relationship. Selena Selena Etc. boutique opens its leaves in charge of Yolanda Saldivar, the manager of her fan club. Although she was known in the U.S. Latino community, in general, not many knew of it and this is seen when she and her friend in a shop in Los Angeles want to buy a dress. They ask the price of a dress, and the seller responds that the dress costs 800 and we are not interezaba, upset Selena asks to remove the dress dummy, when Selena is testing the dress to her friend, Latino workers recognize closely and form a large crowd inside the tent. Selena is thrilled and gladly gives his autograph for each of its fans. The saleswoman who mistreat Selena above, is shocked by the fame of this girl.His friend who was wearing thedress says he does not like, Selena does not like seeing her, then tells the clerk “do not want the dress” with a look of pride. Selena won a Grammy for her album Selena Live! and makes his first fashion show. Then, starting to record her first English album, Dreaming of You, Selena recorded the song “I Could Fall in Love.” Abraham Quintanilla realizes that Yolanda steals money from club fans, it has to Selena, and both very upset decide to confront Yolanda. She denies the charges and says he would be unable to steal Selena because “loves.” Then the film jumps to the Astrodome concert is singing Selena “Si Una Vez.” The film touches briefly the events of March 31, 1995, before it shows a scene where they see the news clips that explain the murder of Selena, the scene ends when you see the hand of Selena dropping a ring he had given Yolanda.The film ends with the conclusion of a vigil of fans of Selena, with her picture and candles in her honor, followed by the sample of scenes from the real Selena live concerts, with musical background “Dreaming of You.”