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Spanglish (2004)

A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Monica (as Cecilia Suarez)
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Flor's Husband
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John Clasky is a devoted dad whose skills as a chef have offered his family a very upscale life, including a summer home in Malibu and a breathtaking new Mexican housekeeper, named Flor. She and her daughter Cristina have recently emigrated to L.A. from Mexico and are trying to find a better life. When they move in with the Claskys for the summer, Flor has to fight for her daughter's soul as she discovers that life in a new country is perilous! Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Every family has a hero. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »

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17 December 2004 (USA)  »

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Espanglish  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,817,853 (USA) (19 December 2004)

Gross:

$42,044,321 (USA) (30 January 2005)
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Anne Bancroft was originally set to play Deborah's mother but had to pull out of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Flor is going up the stairs in the summer house after discussing with John with Cristina's help, and stops to continue talking to John, her hair changes from one shot to another. See more »

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Boy's Voice: [voiceover to scene of people reviewing applications] To Dean of Admission, Princeton University. The most influential person in my life...
Girl's Voice: ...is Mother Teresa, whose example helped me overcome the arrogance which threatened after my 1600 SAT score in National Merit Scholarship
Girl's Voice #2: ...most influential person taught me the most important word I've ever learned; Aloha, which I...
Narrator: To the Dean of Admission, Princeton University, from Cristina Moreno. Most influential person, my Mother, No ...
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No actors were mistreated in the making of this film. See more »

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Referenced in Will & Grace: Board Games (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Ven conmigo (Solamente tú)
Written by Johan Aberg, Pauli Kaj Olavi Reinikainen and Rudy Pérez
Performed by Christina Aguilera
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
Under license from BMG Film & Television Music
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Great Movie!
20 December 2004 | by (South Berwick) – See all my reviews

This movie was very good. I thought Adam Sandler was fabulous and it showed his ability as an actor. The pain the family was going through was definitely brought out in the film. When a film like this is released, a lot of people expect the actors in it to not do well. I thought that Adam Sandler really connected with the children, especially with the daughter, in this film. He has a good grasp on what it is like to be a parent, how to love children unconditionally. The tension between John (Adam) and Flor (Paz) is believable. They care so deeply for each other, yet they both understand what is at stake. Yet Deb (Tea) insecurities are believable when she has an affair. I thought the direction of the movie was great as well.


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