LA BAMBA (Theatrical Release USA 1987)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

La Bamba—well-done review of Ritchie Valens rise to musical stardom—is highly entertaining and gives good insight into the migrant worker’s lifestyle as well as an incredibly fast rise to musical stardom.  Worth a watch.

Storyline

Insight into Ritchie Valens’ musical career and his personal life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Luis Valdez for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Stewart Benjamin for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips), Bob Morales (Esai Morales), Connie Valenzuela (Rosanna DeSoto), Rosie Morales (Elizabeth Peña), Donna Ludwig (Danielle von Zerneck), Bob Keane (Joe Pantoliano), Ted Quillin (Rick Dees), Buddy Holly (Marshall Crenshaw), and Jackie Wilson (Howard Huntsberry).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Beautiful music laces this biopic.

Ben Meyers

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