(Various, et al / DVD / NR / 2007 / VOY Pictures)
Overview: SPIN is a sensual thriller set in the explosive Reggaeton music world. Inez and Dolores, friends from childhood in Miami’s Little Havana, have dreams of taking the music industry by storm. Inez has crafty business sense and Dolores has inspired singing talent. Together they will do anything to realize their ambitions.
DVD Verdict: It's obvious from the start that the producers of this film wanted to show a side of U.S. Latinos that is rarely represented in film: Successful, non-stereotypical characters who attain the American Dream, but also pay a price along the way. Starring Latino telenovela sensation Fernando Carrillo (Rosalinda, Maria Isabel), music heartthrob Shalim Ortiz, as well as Elika Crespo, Catalina Rodriguez, David Selby and Kim Morgan Greene, this fast-paced film (directed by Dan Neira) brings to us the spirit of Reggaeton; a fusion of reggae, rap and Latin music, which continues to dominate the Latin music charts. Indeed, its release coincides perfectly with the release of films soundtrack featuring music by Latino Hip Hop stars Shalim Ortiz, Angel & Khriz, Rigo Luna, and Ricky Torrez. I have to say also that the theme song to this movie is AMAZING! "Rosario" by Shalim is fantastic! In fact, that was the only that I could listen to for days after watching it! As a Latino, I think its important to have more movies like this one! 'Spin' is a movie by Latinos for Latinos, but moreover it's for everyone who loves music, especially REGGAETON! Seriously consider getting this great DVD (which includes the Rosario music video!) and watch girls, dancing, and the behind-the-scenes drama that is the music industry! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of a Rosario Music Video and Subtitles in English.