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

 (156)1 h 30 min2021PG-13
Over a 70+ year career, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become one of the rare EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) Award Winners of our time. Her resilience and talent triumphed over adversity and broke barriers for generations of artists who refuse to be pigeonholed.
Directors
Mariem Pérez Riera
Starring
Rita MorenoEva LongoriaGeorge Chakiris
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Documentary
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English [CC]
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English
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Mariem Pérez RieraBrent Miller
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Vertical Entertainment
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

156 global ratings

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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Too woke for my taste.
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I was looking forward to watching the rise of this wonderful talent. I wasn't expecting a typical "oh whoa is me" racial rant. I stopped watching after 30 minutes because I couldn't stand to hear the self pity any longer. Rita Moreno is a stunningly beautiful woman with amazing talent. She has been famous her entire life. Even today, at 87-88, she is a beautiful and famous celebrity. She made it and she should be celebrating that achievement. I don't understand why the entire documentary had to be about her racial struggle. I didn't see any comments about her struggle as a beautiful young women during a time when men ruled everything. Maybe her struggle was more about her being a "woman" trying to survive in a male dominated Hollywood rather than being a "Hispanic Person". Whatever. It's all in how you look at it. None the less, I rented the film to be entertained and to learn about her career and talent, not to be tricked into watching another woke diatribe. I want my money back!
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luvmykindleReviewed in the United States on October 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
For All Rita Moreno Fans
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This was a fabulous documentary on one of the greats! I didn't want it to end. She is so talented, beautiful & funny. Highly recommend.
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DianeIReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well done documentary
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If you have enjoyed Rita Moreno in any of her wonderful performances over the years, you will most definitely enjoy this documentary in which she talks about her life.
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ElleReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Loved it!
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Super interesting! Learned a lot about her life and felt inspired!
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Karen CReviewed in the United States on October 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
It’s Rita!
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Great, personal, documentary.
CarlReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Great Buy
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This is my fourth 3-1 charger and finally this company got it right. It charges my iPhone, AirPods, and iWatch all at once. However, be aware that you supply your own watch charger which you attach to this 3-1 charger. Works first time every time.
Manuel UrbinaReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
So graceful and so honest!
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I loved Rita Moreno before, and after watching this documentary, I love her even more. I will apply her tenacity through adversity to my life, and I will never forget to be who I am. The production of the documentary was incredible. Well done.
Waylon WoodReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
She’s fantastic
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So worth watching. What a life. What an inspiration.
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