New Netflix movies and shows – 27. Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
Release Year: 2020
Directed By: Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch
Starring: Walter Mercado, Willy Acosta, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eugenio Derbez, Raul De Molina
Release Date: Wednesday, July 8
These days, Netflix binge-watchers are just as likely to get sucked into and hooked on a documentary as they are an addictive drama series. Luckily, this summer brings no shortage of documentaries and unscripted titles on Netflix. One of the best bets of July is Much Much Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado, which centers on the titular iconic and gender non-conforming astrologer. Daily for decades, Walter Mercado enchanted hundreds of millions of Latino viewers until making a mysterious disappearing act. Mucho Mucho Amor pulls back the curtain on this enigma and digs into the legend of legend.
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado comes from director Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch, who have each produced and directed a number of documentaries. The film first made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where Netflix landed the worldwide distribution rights. Currently, Mucho Mucho Amor holds a stellar 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 11 reviews from critics, meaning that’s definitely a watch worth your while. July brings a host of new documentary and unscripted content to Netflix, including this critically acclaimed film, which makes it global premiere on July 8.