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Rudo y Cursi (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 15 May 2009 (USA)
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Tato
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Beto
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Batuta
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Elvira
Adriana Paz ...
Toña
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Maya
Salvador Zerboni ...
Jorge W
Tania Esmeralda Aguilar ...
Nadia
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Arnulfo
Alfredo Alfonso ...
Don Casimiro
Fermín Martínez ...
DT Obdulio
Eduardo Von ...
DT Bruno López
Axel Ricco ...
Mena
Harold Torres ...
Trompo Tovar
Gabino Rodríguez ...
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Mexican half brothers Beto and Tato - who willouw eventually be alappropriately nicknamed Rudo (rough) and Cursi (corny), respectively - have a typical love/hate relationship with each other. They both wor mk on a banana naplantation and live with their extended family consisting of their mother, abusive stepfather, sister Nadia, and Beto's wife Toña and their children. The fwlagamily are rural peasant class and are barely making endsq meet. The brother's fortunes change when into their lives comes Batuta, a soccer scout. Despite their advancing ages, both Beto and Tato are nnaturally gifted at soccernjnaj, Beto as a goaltender and Tato as a striker. Playing professionally has always been Beto's dream, although Tato has other professional thoughts on his mind. Batuta eventually recruits both for different teams in Mexico City. Beto and Tato's fortunes rise and fall, the falls based on those things which hold more passion for the brothers. For Tato, he loves fast women, specifically ... Written by Huggo

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La Vida es Un Volado

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Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$211,460 (USA) (8 May 2009)

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$1,826,674 (USA) (21 August 2009)
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Director Carlos Cuaron, is the brother of successful academy award winner; Alfonso Cuaron. See more »

Quotes

Jorge W: Catch me up Rudo, it's not me, I'm just the executive, I lead the operation, it's just that they want their money, that's obvious.
Beto: Well, tell them to rise my credit.
Jorge W: I swear you man, I'm really ashamed but that's impossible. You got a Tsunami like debt, dude.
Beto: I can over pay them if they want, just give me more time, please.
Jorge W: No Rudo, I'd love to but I really can't
[Asks a Market Attendant]
Jorge W: Excuse me, you got Pampers Ultra Supreme?
[the attendant says no]
Jorge W: Shiiit! Look Rudo, you ain't got a limit, ...
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Soundtracks

Quiero que me quieras (I Want You to Want Me)
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Gael García Bernal
Spanish version written by Mario Lafontaine and Carlos Cuarón
Grabado en Do Central
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing
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More Cheesy Than Rude
4 April 2011 | by (Monterrey,Mexico) – See all my reviews

In his debut as director someone could expect something more from Cuaron especially if we see starring Gael Garcia and Diego Luna this time as two province ingenuous brothers, amateur futbol players who are tempted for a kind of mercenary scout,played by the Argentine actor Guillermo Francella(exceptional in this role)to try their luck at Mexico City in a Professional team,the movie plays with different situations around the futbol business ,some of them very attached with the reality ,for example that the agents of the futbol players make a lot of money and become the futbol in a very expensive show, the agents have to spread some money to trainers and others in order to their player could have the opportunity to play,some of these points I guess Cuaron could be advised by Hector Gonzalez Iñarritu, Director of Mexican Futbol Federation and brother of Alejandro Gonzalez one of the producers of the film,about these facts difference others very far of the reality as futbol Players begin their career at their thirty and without experience even in amateur competition Aside these points the movie result very entertaining as the way of Garcia and Luna develop their characters although sometimes Luna overact especially his way to speak, sounds like "Ponchito" the personage of Andres Bustamante famous in TV,besides Gael make funny his perform of singer despite of his awful interpretation, a kind of parody of Valentin Elizalde,unlike others very pretentious characters that he plays in different films,the movie got a very good reward in ticket offices mostly because of its starring couple


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