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

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It is a 2021 American documentary film, directed, produced, and edited by Mariem Pérez Riera. The film follows Rita Moreno, focusing on her early life and career. Norman Lear, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Michael Kantor serve as executive producers.

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byMariem Pérez Riera
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyPedro Juan Lopez
Edited by
Music byKathryn Bostic
Production
companies
Distributed byRoadside Attractions
Release dates
  • January 29, 2021 (2021-01-29) (Sundance)
  • June 18, 2021 (2021-06-18) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$264,626[2]

The film had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on January 29, 2021. It was released on June 18, 2021, by Roadside Attractions.

PlotEdit

For over 70 years, Rita Moreno has inspired audiences with her performances, the film follows her journey from her childhood to stardom.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

In July 2019, it was announced PBS would produce and distribute a documentary film revolving around Rita Moreno with Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda set to executive produce.[3]

ReleaseEdit

The film had its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on January 29.[4] In March 2021, Roadside Attractions acquired distribution rights to the film, and set it for a June 18, 2021, release.[5] It grossed $264,626 by the time it completed its theatrical run on July 29, 2021.[6] It became available on DVD and streaming on July 16, 2021.[7][8][9] It was later broadcast on American Masters on PBS on October 5, 2021.[10][11] As of December 7, 2021, it still remains available for free on Netflix and can even bought and rented on streaming services.[12][13][14]

ReceptionEdit

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 95% based on reviews from 109 critics, with an average rating of 8/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "An affecting profile of screen legend Rita Moreno, Just a Girl is at once a sharp critique of the industry's crushing inequities and a beautiful homage to an artist who never backed down despite the odds."[15]

The film won the "Best Documentary by or About Women" award from the Women Film Critics Circle.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for Her". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  2. ^ "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 6, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ White, Peter (July 29, 2019). "Norman Lear & Lin-Manuel Miranda Partner On Rita Moreno Doc For PBS – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  4. ^ Debruge, Peter (December 15, 2020). "Sundance Film Festival Lineup Features 38 First-Time Directors, Including Rebecca Hall and Robin Wright". Variety. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  5. ^ D’Alessandro, Anthony (March 29, 2021). "Roadside Attractions Acquires Sundance Docu 'Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  6. ^ "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It: Domestic Daily". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  7. ^ {{cite news|url=https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/rita-moreno-just-a-girl-who-decided-to-go-for-it/id1575018957%7Ctitle=
  8. ^ Chen, Sandie Angelo. "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It". Common Sense Media. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  9. ^ "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It". The Vore. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  10. ^ American Masters. "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It". PBS. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  11. ^ "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It Will Premiere Oct. 5 on PBS". Broadway World. August 2, 2021. Retrieved August 2, 2021.
  12. ^ "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It". Netflix. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  13. ^ "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It". Amazon Prime. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  14. ^ "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It". ITunes. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  15. ^ "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It (2021)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  16. ^ Benardello, Karen (December 13, 2021). "Women Film Critics Circle Honors Passing and The Power of the Dog Amongst 2021's Best Movies". Shockya.com. Retrieved December 18, 2021.

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