Movie review: The Power of Destiny (La Fuerza del Destino)
Mexican soap opera The Power of Destiny (La Fuerza del Destino) portrays the value of loyalty, honesty, and truth amongst family and friends. The story begins when Ivan (David Zepeda), 14, returns with his mother, Alicia (Leticia Calderón), to the land of his birth: Alamos, Sonora.
Although Ivan’s father, Juan Jaime Mondragón (Juan Ferrara) is a wealthy and powerful businessman, the landowner rejects him.
Ivan’s mother is forced to accept a job as a servant for the Lomelí Curiel family, where Dona Carlota (Delia Casanova), her daughter Lucrecia (Rosa María Bianchi), her son-in-law Gerardo (Alejandro Tommasi), and their two daughters, Maripaz Lomelí Curiel (Laisha Wilkins) and Lucia Lomelí Curiel (Sandra Echeverria) live.
Ivan helps the Curiel family in any way he can, and continues to study with the generous help of Carlota, until he is 19. But all this changes when Maripaz who turned 18, returns home from pursuing her studies abroad. They both fall in love and she ends up pregnant.
Maripaz’s family decides to keep the pregnancy a secret so as not to tarnish their family image and she refuses to marry Ivan because he is a son to a maid. Ivan leaves Curiel’s family home and goes to his Godmother and there finds his mother dying after a bad abortion. He believes Juan Jaime is the father of the baby who he vows to kill to pay for his mother’s death. Lucrecia pays some thugs to beat Ivan but he is saved by his friends Camilo and Antolin.
Ivan is mistakenly accused of the murder and is forced to leave the country to save his best friend Camilo from going to prison since he was told that he killed the man trying to save Ivan. While recovering from the beating, he has to leave Mexico and go to the United States as an illegal immigrant.
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