Bordertown With JLo and Antonio Banderas

@noni1959 (8373)
United States
September 12, 2021 9:03pm CST
I watched Bordertown, the new Jennifer Lopez movie, about hundreds of murdered women in Juarez, Mexico. She plays the role of a Chicago reporter named Lauren, who heads to Juarez to investigate the murders. The movie is somewhat based on the several unsolved murders of young women who have been kidnapped and murdered since 1993. Lauren goes to investigate knowing very little Spanish. She becomes involved with one of the girls who escapes death literally climbing out of her grave and can identify her assailants. The movie shows corruption, injustice, unfairness of women factory workers in Juarez, the bordertown near El Paso. You see the filth, shanty towns, and how NAFTA exploits these women as well. The movie is good but for someone who can't understand Spanish, it can be frustrating trying to understand what is being said in some of the scenes. It's a time those annoying subtitles would come in handy. Though it mixed in the true stories of women being raped and disappearing, the movie went more into being a thriller then continuing to tell the story of those who deserve to tell their own but can't since they are dead and/or missing. From what I read, El Paso and Mexico did not want this movie made. It's like they wanted the killings to be swept under the rug. Have you seen this movie or recommend one you have seen recently?
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@LadyDuck (394029)
• Switzerland
13 Sep
I have not seen the movie, I have been at El Paso, I decided not to cross the border to check the other side, not tempting. I remember an old movie with Charlton Heston about investigations and corruption in a border city in Mexico, the movie is "Touch of Evil".
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@noni1959 (8373)
• United States
14 Sep
I'll look that movie up. I had to stay the night in El Paso once when caught in bad weather while traveling. The only time I went to Mexico was to Cabo San Lucas. We went to the resort and only left long enough to go to their version of Safeway to get food to cook while staying there. We were told not to venture far.
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@LadyDuck (394029)
• Switzerland
14 Sep
@noni1959 I never visited Mexico, my husband wanted to go, I had enough of some Caribbean Island and I did not want more bad experiences.
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@noni1959 (8373)
• United States
18 Sep
@LadyDuck I want to go to Bali, Italy, Sweden, Germany and Canada. There are so many places here in the states to still see.
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@sharon6345 (316504)
• United States
13 Sep
I did not read all of this because I want to see the movie without spoilers.
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@noni1959 (8373)
• United States
14 Sep
I hope you get to watch. I try not to give spoilers but just a bit about what it's about.
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@sharon6345 (316504)
• United States
14 Sep
@noni1959 I am sure I will love it. I really don't even want a snip-it of the happenings. Just the names of the actors and the genre. It works for me.
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@noni1959 (8373)
• United States
14 Sep
@sharon6345 I really like Jennifer Lopez's acting. Every movie I've seen her in, she is really good.
@marguicha (188096)
• Chile
13 Sep
I´d watch it as Spanish is my native language.
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@noni1959 (8373)
• United States
14 Sep
If you get a chance, I hope you watch. I have a friend who said she'll translate the parts I couldn't understand so I'll be watching again soon.
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@marguicha (188096)
• Chile
14 Sep
@noni1959 I hope they have it in my Netflix.
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@noni1959 (8373)
• United States
18 Sep
@marguicha Did you find it?
@allen0187 (56134)
• Philippines
13 Sep
First time I've read nad heard about it. Sounds like a good movie to watch.
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@noni1959 (8373)
• United States
14 Sep
I like movies that tell stories. This one really did.
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@allen0187 (56134)
• Philippines
14 Sep
@noni1959 will look it up.
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@Dena91 (17856)
• United States
13 Sep
I haven't heard of this movie before I read your post. Thanks for the review.
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@noni1959 (8373)
• United States
14 Sep
I like Jennifer Lopez. She is a good actress.
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@dodo19 (46036)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Sep
I've heard of all the murders and missing women happening around this town. I haven't seen the movie.
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@noni1959 (8373)
• United States
14 Sep
I didn't know about the movie until I was searching for something to watch. I hope it makes a difference with changes.
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19 Oct
I have not seen nor heard about the movie but one thing's for sure, Jennifer Lopez is a good actress. She is definitely talented and she should star with Ben Affleck in future. That'll be great.
@DianneN (243816)
• United States
22 Sep
Thanks for the review, Loretta. I’m not a fan of Jennifer Lopez, but I am aware of everything in Juarez. There was a wonderful TV program several years ago called Bridges I think. It also depicted the nastiness in Juarez.
@moonandstars (59304)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Sep
i have not but i used to watch documentaries about these mysterious kidnappings; very tough destinies.
@JESSY3236 (16306)
• United States
14 Sep
I haven't seen that movie. I watched King Arthur. It wasn't really good. It was just too sad.
@jstory07 (120543)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Sep
I would watch that movie it sounds really good.