I don't why they haven't made more movies about Griselda Blanco, regarding the fact that she was one of the leading people responsible for the drug war in the 70-80's, other than the fact that she was a woman. She was a major player within the drug game, but like I said because she was a woman, she doesn't get movies like "Blow" and "American Made", even though many kingpins probably got their cocaine from her. Anyway, the movie I thought for a made for TV film was decent, not Oscar worthy, nor Raspberry worthy, lol. Like when Carolina's eyes move lying in the bed, I laughed, (you will know what I am talking about when you see it). Otherwise, I enjoyed the movie, and thought it was a good film. I stayed focused throughout the movie. If it had a more of a budget, the movie could have been a lot bigger than what it was.
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Cocaine Godmother (2017)
Cocaine Godmother is a TV movie starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jenny Pellicer, and Alejandro Edda. The real life of Colombian drug lord, Griselda Blanco, who reportedly masterminded more than 200 murders. This film presents her life...
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The life of drug lord Griselda Blanco, a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine trade. At the age of 17, Griselda Blanco, made her way to the U.S. with a fake passport with her first husband Carlos. Living in Queens with her three sons, Griselda became enticed by the money the drug world offered, and quickly became embroiled with local drug runners. Griselda masterminded the use of beautiful women, the elderly and children as the mules and created false-bottom suitcases to smuggle cocaine from Colombia. With money rolling in, her sons abandoned school and entered the family business instead.
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The Reviews for Cocaine Godmother (2017) 720p
An excellent made for TV Movie!Reviewed bydejavuicutoooVote: 8/10
Guillermo Navarro, primarily know for his cinematography in some big blockbusters was also the director in this film. This was a bad decision.
His cinematography skills were absent in this film, and although his directing was decent behind the camera, he failed in directing his actors.. miserably.
The acting, even for a TV film, was very sub par. You can't put all the blame on Catherine Zeta-Jones, she did as well as she was directed (also considering she hasn't been active in her career lately), as did the rest of the cast. Perhaps the director did his best as well with such a poorly assembled screenplay by amateur Molly McAlpine (her first and only writing credit). Writer David McKenna did an ok job on a story that I feel would have been better produced as a blockbuster production, not a TV film.
The story was what kept me interested in this film, and it was told rather decent, even if narrated by the DEA agent (I'm not a fan of narrated films). I've never heard of Griselda Blanco until this film, and am shocked no one has decided to produced this as a blockbuster film, as there's much to tell in a far more interesting production that I fell would be a hit on the big screen. Maybe someone will finally step up now.
A great story that held my interest, even if produced poorly, even by made-for-TV standards. I'd probably see it again, but hopefully in a bigger, better big-screen production.
It's an 8/10 from me
The real Cocaine Grandmother, Griselda Blanco was known for executing literally hundreds of men, women, and even children who either interfered with her drug smuggling empire, or who simply pissed her off. In reality, being remotely involved with Griselda Blanco and her drug cartel empire was enough of a reason for considering a person to already have one foot in the grave including her sons and various husbands.
This loosely based biography has the attractive Catherine Zeta-Jones attempting rather poorly to represent Griselda Blanco as the bi-sexual mother and wife as well as the vicious and extremely homely real-life cocaine grandmother. What results is a less than inspiring attempt at a high level historical adaptation of the cocaine grandmother, her sons, husbands, and lovers outwitting the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agents) for decades all rolled up in a two (2) hour film I would call a non event, worthy of only a mediocre 5 out of 10 rating.