Filly Brown

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"This is my life."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.7  (1,111)
  • 57

"Filly Brown" is a film that follows a talented young woman by the name of Maria Jose 'Majo' Tonorio who must weave through the complicated choices involved with plowing a successful path for herself. As an eloquent and heartfelt street poet living in LA, Majo catches the attention of local audiences including a DJ who inspires her to cut her own demo. She as able to accomplish this first recording session with the help of a small time hustler. While Majo is chasing after success through her passion for street poetry, rap, and music, the hustler helping her appears to have more of an agenda to promote her sexuality rather than just her music. As she gains a wider audience, Majo is eventually offered an opportunity to sign on with a major record label. However, Majo is torn by this decision, knowing that the record deal could mean much needed money to support her family and possibly bail out her mother who had been imprisoned, but struggling to turn her back on the friends who helped her climb her way up the ladder to where she has reached at this point. "Filly Brown" is a heartfelt film that is not exclusively about rap, but also explores concepts regarding a person's path to stardom or any sort of high level achievement and the compromises that usually come with. In Majo's struggle to preserve her artistry and sense of self, she realizes that it is no easy road to take when it comes to becoming a prominent recording artist. She must learn how to balance her dreams with the reality of success, and at the same time, decide where her priorities are: in wealth and fame, or in the value of family and friendships.

Filly Brown
Lou Diamond Phillips On What Drew Him To The Project
Lou Diamond Phillips On What Drew Him To The Project

Behind the Scenes - 51 sec

Filly Brown
Filly Brown

Trailer - 2 min 31 sec

Michael D. Olmos On With With Jenni Rivera
Michael D. Olmos On With With Jenni Rivera

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 17 sec

Youssef Delara On The Origins Of Filly Brown
Youssef Delara On The Origins Of Filly Brown

Behind the Scenes - 49 sec

Gina Rodriguez On Preparing For Her Role As Filly Brown
Gina Rodriguez On Preparing For Her Role As Filly Brown

Behind the Scenes - 41 sec

Edward James Olmos On The Casting Of Jenni Rivera
Edward James Olmos On The Casting Of Jenni Rivera

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 15 sec

Description
"Filly Brown" is a film that follows a talented young woman by the name of Maria Jose 'Majo' Tonorio who must weave through the complicated choices involved with plowing a successful path for herself. As an eloquent and heartfelt street poet living in LA, Majo catches the attention of local audiences including a DJ who inspires her to cut her own demo. She as able to accomplish this first recording session with the help of a small time hustler. While Majo is chasing after success through her passion for street poetry, rap, and music, the hustler helping her appears to have more of an agenda to promote her sexuality rather than just her music.

As she gains a wider audience, Majo is eventually offered an opportunity to sign on with a major record label. However, Majo is torn by this decision, knowing that the record deal could mean much needed money to support her family and possibly bail out her mother who had been imprisoned, but struggling to turn her back on the friends who helped her climb her way up the ladder to where she has reached at this point.

"Filly Brown" is a heartfelt film that is not exclusively about rap, but also explores concepts regarding a person's path to stardom or any sort of high level achievement and the compromises that usually come with. In Majo's struggle to preserve her artistry and sense of self, she realizes that it is no easy road to take when it comes to becoming a prominent recording artist. She must learn how to balance her dreams with the reality of success, and at the same time, decide where her priorities are: in wealth and fame, or in the value of family and friendships.

Filly Brown is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 57.

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  • Release Date
    2012
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 30 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (1,111)
  • Metascore
    57