Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It (2021)

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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It  
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Released:  Friday, June 18, 2021  
Length:  90 minutes
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It Synopsis

Over a 70+ year career, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become a celebrated and beloved actor, one of the rare EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) Award Winners of our time.  Born into poverty on a Puerto Rican farm, Moreno and her seamstress mother immigrated to New York City when Moreno was five years old. After studying dance and performing on Broadway, Moreno was cast as any ethnic minority the Hollywood studios needed filled, be it Polynesian, Native American, or Egyptian. Despite becoming the first Latina actress to win an Academy Award for her role as Anita in “West Side Story” (1961), the studios continued to offer Moreno lesser roles as stereotypical ethnic minorities, ignoring her proven talent.

RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT illuminates the humor and the grace of Moreno, as well as lesser-known struggles faced on her path to stardom, including pernicious Hollywood sexism and abuse, a toxic relationship with Marlon Brando, and serious depression a year before she emerged an Oscar winner. Moreno’s talent and resilience triumphed over adversity, as she broke barriers, fought for representation, and forged the path for new generations of artists.

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Movie / Film Review
See this one, you’ll enjoy it thoroughly.
Full Review | Grade: B
Movie / Film Review
Moreno has had a long and distinguished career and, in many ways, has been a trailblazer for all who have come after her.
Full Review | Grade: A

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