Thursday, September 8, 2016

"No Manches Frida" L.A. Premiere Exclusive Photos

By José Alberto Hermosillo
No Manches Frida, LA Premiere. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
The Latino moviegoers are hungry for more Latino theme-oriented films and “No Manches Frida” is one of those few movies that can fulfill the representation of Latinos on the big screen in the United States.

Last week, we had the opportunity to attend the L.A. premiere of “No Manches Frida” or in English “W.T.F. Frida” at the L.A. Live in Downtown. That red carpet was a lot of fun to work. 
Omar Chaparro, Martha Higadera. No Manches Frida, LA Premiere. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
The main actors, producers, and other Hispanic celebrities paraded in front of more than two dozen reporters and photographers from the local Latino media.
No Manches Frida, LA Premiere. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
Panteleon produced this remake of the German film “Suck Me Shakespeer/Fack Ju Göhte” directed by Bora Dagtekin. Spanish-born Nacho G. Velilla directs the Mexican version.
No Manches Frida, LA Premiere. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
“Suck Me Shakespeer” had terrible reviews in its home country, the critics said it was one of the worse German films ever, but its success at the box office had the producers rush its sequel - a field-trip to Thailand, the European paradise for sex-tourism.
Adal Ramones and his daughter. No Manches Frida, LA Premiere.  Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
About “No Manches Frida,” the American critics have not said anything negative or positive because they haven't seen the movie, the distribution company focuses on marketing the film for Hispanics only.
No Manches Frida, LA Premiere. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
One of the main reasons to go out to the movies is to laugh and have fun. The audience will be entertained with this teen's comedy, because “No Manches Frida” is a feel-good movie.
REIK, No Manches Frida, LA Premiere. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
The music score of “No Manches Frida” is excellent, it has some original songs composed by the renowned and talented Mexican pop-band REIK (who also appeared in the movie).  

Technically, the movie is well made - the colors are sharp, the editing is fast, the sound is good, and the finishing product is excellent (including credits, publicity, and image). Those elements made up for the problems with the story, script adaptation, directing, and of course, acting.
Omar Chaparro, No Manches Frida, LA Premiere. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
The Ex-Con, suddenly turned into a substitute teacher, played by Omar Chaparro (“Strings Attached,” “Compadres”) does not stick to the nature of his character. The main character is flowed by pretentiousness.

The actor's personality overwhelms the character's actions. He is the same during the entire movie with no room for growth. His jokes are a merely clumsy and out character lines. 

Chaparro's stuck-up attitude is detracting attention from the viewer who is a puzzle trying to follow the story.
No Manches Frida, LA Premiere. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. Copyrights 2016
Inside the "Frida College" everyone is very “fresa” (rich kids), even this substitute teacher. Chaparro’s performance is very “fresa” for a “Mara” (a gang member).
No Manches Frida, LA Premiere. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
The director did not create a full bio on the Ex-Con for Chaparro to deliver a credible, strict teacher and for his students to fear him.
Omar Chaparro, Martha Higadera, No Manches Frida, LA Premiere. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyright 2016
Martha Higadera (“Street Kings,” “Mariachi Gringo,” “McFarland, USA”) does an excellent job as the sweetest teacher everybody dreams with. 

Higadera plays a low-key nerdy teacher; her evolution is more believable and approachable that his male counterpart.
No Manches Frida, LA Premiere. Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
In the film's plotting, location is the key. The importance of the school’s newly build gym is not given until the very end. Yes, we know there is the stolen money hidden is under, but the tension is not quite there.

The Ex-Con is excavating a tunnel under to reach out for the money, yet nothing substantial is happening during the entire movie inside the gym.

The excessive use of profanity, mannerisms, and graffiti on the blackboard can be offensive to some viewers.
Fernanda Castillo, ("El Senor de los Cielo") rocked the red carpet of No Manches Frida.
Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
People go out to the movies is to have fun and “No Manches Frida” is a lot of fun. 

While the Mexican comedy continues making money at the North America box office, the film is expanding to more theaters.
Aislinn Derbez ("A la Mala"). Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
To this fantastic movie premiere of "No Manches Frida" other Latino celebrities showed their love and their support for this new project of Cine Mexicano that has captivated the Hispanic market in the United States.
Karla Souza "Nosotros los Nobles," Sundown," "¿Qué culpa tiene el niño?").Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016
Aislinn Derbez ("A la Mala") and his father Eugenio Derbez ("Instructions Not Included," "Miracles from Heaven").
Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. 
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"No Manches Frida" LA Premiere Interior Photo by Jose A Hermosillo. © Copyrights 2016

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