Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend Of Walter Mercado [2020] ★★★

I don’t always review documentaries on this blog, but when I do, it’s definitely something worth your time. “Mucho Mucho Amor” is Netflix’s latest feature about someone I knew very little about. Walter Mercado rose to fame in the 70’s and 80’s as a Puerto Rican astrologer who built a steady following among Latino viewers. When the documentary opens, we learn that Mercado completely vanished from public eye after decades of being a regular presenter on TV. So what happened? That’s up to you to find out. But if you’re curious about this truly flamboyant character, I suggest you skip the trailer and let the movie unfold its constantly surprising story the way the filmmakers intended. It’s a unique story for sure, and it’s hard not to be captivated by everything happening onscreen. Fans of Mercado are already praising this special tribute to a person who brought so much joy to millions of viewers. But even newcomers like myself will find something to talk about, long after the credits start rolling. “Mucho Mucho Amor” is a must-see.

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