by Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

Yellow has a plot and some quirky characterization, but let's be honest, they are just window dressing. The only reason it exists is to showcase the talent and beauty of its producer/star Roselyn Sanchez. In that respect, it succeeds. Sanchez is gorgeous. She has a beautiful Mediterranean-type face (she's actually Puerto Rican), and a spectacular body with tightly muscled legs, six pack abs, and killer naughty bits. She seems to have the talent as well, but I'm not really qualified to evaluate her dancing. Like most of you, I have several left feet, none of them coordinated, and I can't tell the difference between dancers who are pretty good and those who are brilliant. I can tell you that I enjoyed watching her move, and that she did so gracefully through several different styles of dance ranging from ballet to Broadway to striptease.

As for the movie, the less said about that, the better. The main character is named Amaryllis, but they call her Yellow because it's a bad Spanish pun. (The Spanish word for "yellow" is "amarillo."). There's just nothing that people enjoy more than corny puns in foreign languages. I don't know about you, but I just can't get enough lame English puns, so I seek them out in all the world's languages.

Yellow leaves her frustrating life in Puerto Rico to pursue her dream of being a professional dancer in The Big Apple. She gradually lowers her sights from dancing in Broadway theaters to waitressing in 10th Avenue hash joints until she finally does land a dancing gig - as a stripper. The film then wanders directly into Almodovar territory with the overriding concept being the dignity and goodness of man, even in the unlikeliest of places. Although Yellow is surrounded by sleazy strip club owners, horny patrons, strippers, transvestites, and crazies, they all turn out to be wise and compassionate. The strip club owner treats her like a daughter. The sleazy #1 patron of the strip club turns out to be a sensitive uptown doctor recovering from a bad break-up. The crazy guy reconciles with his long-lost son. The other strippers give Yellow a standing ovation when she shows off some classical moves. And there's more where all that came from, but I'm sure you must already have the idea.

Despite starting in New York with no money, no friends, and no place to live, she soon finds friendship and true love and also gets her big break on Broadway. The worst thing that happens to her is that she finally has to choose between her doctor and her career!

That poor kid.

The 3.4 at IMDb is weak, but that score may actually be artificially high! The 3.4 is padded by a bunch of obviously insincere 10s. The most common score is 2/10, and the film merits only a bottom-feeding 2.0 from the top 1000 voters, a group essentially immune from ballot-stuffing. I think your take-away should be that the film is not any good.

Roselyn, however, is a total babe.

by Tuna

Yellow was intended to show off its star and producer, Roselyn Sanchez, specifically her looks, dancing and acting ability. As for her looks, Sanchez worked very hard toning up for the role, and that part worked. She did look good, what we could see of her. But the way to show that would have been tasteful nudity in good light. Both nude scenes are dark. Strike one. None of the dancing scenes were long enough to judge her ability, and she was shot from the waist up during many of them. Strike two. As for her acting, she failed to show any dynamic range at all in what should have been a very emotional role. Strike three.

The treatment (described above) is trite, but workable. So why didn't it work? First of all, major plot points and entire sub-plots were removed from the film, stranding some characters, and not explaining the actions of others. Second, the cutting included way too many jump cuts, MTV style. Third, the curve of excitement was missing, just as Sanchez' dynamic range was absent. There was nothing wrong with the cinematography, but the editing was abysmal.


* widescreen anamorphic

* Deleted Scenes

* Interview: Roselyn Sanchez on Yellow






3.4 IMDB summary (of 10)


No theatrical release, except in Puerto Rico.



  • Roselyn Sanchez shows her breasts two or three times, but always briefly and/or artistically. Her bum is seen in a thong.



Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


(It's sexy, but there's not enough nudity to qualify the film as a C- for its erotica.)