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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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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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It was originally supposed to be a boy, but they coudn't find the right one. 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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Flowers
Written by Christian Basso and Haien Qui
Performed by Christian Basso
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Great job of Derbez!!!!
30 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just came back from seeing the movie of Eugenio Derbez" Instructions not Included ", and the truth is, it's great!! Excellent performance from Derbez and the little girl. It's one of those movies that you go out happy to have seen! Congratulations to Derbez, great job! Currently the Mexican films are giving very pleasant surprises for the audience, which in many times have not believed in the talent and scope of this new generation of filmmakers, this movie is going to win many awards and you will see that. At first I thought I would see a movie more than the classic that the mother will take away the kids from the father but no, this story is amazing. Actions and measures are great! I love this movie!!!!


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