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Instructions Not Included (2013)

No se aceptan devoluciones (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 6 September 2013 (USA)
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A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.

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A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrés Vázquez ...
Valentín niño
Hugo Stiglitz ...
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Leia Freitas ...
Amante Brasileña
Ángela Moreno ...
Amante dominicana
Gilda Gentile ...
Amante argentina
Nancy Taira ...
Amante oriental
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Sammy Pérez ...
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Agustín Bernal ...
Lupe
Greg Lucas ...
Agente migración (as Gregg Lucas)
Roger Cudney ...
Abogado Julie
Migael Penix ...
Portero hotel L.A.
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Frank Ryan
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Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Leaving Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby's mother, Valentin ends up finding a new home for himself and his newfound daughter, Maggie. An unlikely father figure, Valentin raises Maggie for six years, while also establishing himself as one of Hollywood's top stuntmen to pay the bills, with Maggie acting as his on-set coach. As Valentin raises Maggie, she forces him to grow up too. But their unique and offbeat family is threatened when Maggie's birth mom shows up out of the blue, and Valentin realizes he's in danger of losing his daughter - and his best friend. Written by Pantaleon Films

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Life doesn't care if you're ready.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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6 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Instructions Not Included  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,378,558 (USA) (30 August 2013)

Gross:

$44,456,509 (USA) (6 December 2013)
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Eugenio Derbez admitted on TV that this project needed twelve years (since the original idea)to be concluded due to the specific detail of the movie he had in mind. As a result, he had to wait several years to get the money for it. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: [Performing a ritual with a charm after a stunt] No fall, nor wound, nor aching head... can stop this charm from bringing you back from the dead!
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Written by Marco Antonio Olivera Lynch and Luis Morales Pesado
Performed by Agrupación Cariño
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My wife dragged me to watch this, but...
30 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the feeling that this movie was going to be a Mexican chicko - flicko, but it turned out to be a nice, enjoyable movie.

My guess is that Hispanics enjoy it more, specially adults, who even clap at the end of the movie.

Maybe I missed some of the jokes in the translation, because0 other people was laughing more than I did.

Nice changes in the mood through the story ... Do not expect the typical Hollywood movie, in which all is just action, or just jokes, or just a one thing during the whole movie. Here they move from the initial comedy to something more substantial .

At the end, you realized that the movie communicates a nice and important message.

You will walk out of three with more than just laughs .

I recommend the movie for those that want to see something different, that is worth watching .


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