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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrés Vázquez ...
Valentín niño
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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 ...
Arcelia Ramírez ...
Agustín Bernal ...
Lupe
Gregg Lucas ...
Agente migración
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 womanizer, until a former fling, a young American named Julie, 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, Julie, shows up out of the blue after six years after turning her own life around and wants full custody of Maggie, 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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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6 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Instructions Not Included  »

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Box Office

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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Trivia

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

[In life, there are blows... harder than being thrown from La Quebrada at 6 years old]
[I'll always carry with me... the memory of the two great lovers of my life]
[the first one... taught me to be ready to face life]
[And the second one... taught me to face life without being ready]
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Ella es Bonita
Written by Natalia Lafourcade
Performed by Natalia Lafourcade
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Excellent! Very funny, unexpected, gives you a great lesson.
1 September 2013 | by (Pasadena, California) – See all my reviews

I like comic movies but for a long time I had not seen a movie that I enjoyed so much. This movie is the opposite of Hollywood movies, that usually abuse of cursing, sex or drugs scenes. I think producers now a days think they make people laugh that way. So I used to left the theater wondering If I'd be happy that my little daughter watched that kind of movies when she grow up. BUT this movie is completely different. This movie gives you a message while having a great time and experiencing a lot of emotions. This time I left the theater wanting to came back the next day to see it again! And thinking of the most important things in life. Thank you Eugenio Derbez! No doubt the cherry on top was that I laughed in my own humor (Yahoo doesn't people allow to write this review in Spanish). Excellent acting of Eugenio Derbez, his wife Alessandra Rosaldo (Julie's partner) and overall everybody's acting, the story, and the production. The little girl is fantastic!

Yes, you will like it even if you don't speak Spanish ;)


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