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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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Storyline

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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housekeeper | chef | mexico | college | letter | See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Espanglish  »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$129,994 (South Africa) (1 April 2005)

Gross:

$276,485 (South Africa) (15 April 2005)
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Trivia

Eva Longoria and Eva Mendes auditioned for the role of Flor before Paz Vega was ultimately cast. See more »

Goofs

When Flor and her daughter are moving out, the green dress she is wearing seems to go from wet to dry to wet again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 Pale Blue Balloons (2008) See more »

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Ima Showem
Written by Teron Carter, Stacy Jones, Ric Robbins and Otto Price
Performed by The Grits
Courtesy of Gotee Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Well worth seeing, way beyond a dumb-funny movie
20 December 2004 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

I was very surprised by this movie. Amidst the well written comedy scenes, there are many LIFE-IMPACTING conversations. If you pay attention to this movie, I think you will learn something about yourself, about cultural differences, about Responsibility....All while having a good time and a few laughs. Go see it. I think Paz Vega is a stand-out in her first big Hollywood appearance. Adam Sandler is good, and he certainly could deliver more emotion. Mrs. Leoni overacts and becomes quite bothersome (which I think IS the point!). There is something for everyone here. The daughter does a super-fine acting job, and she is clearly headed into bigger roles. She delivers some subtle scenes of conflicting emotions. Go see it !!


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