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Pulling Strings (2013)

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After a night of drinking, Rachel, a diplomat working in Mexico City finds her world turned upside down after she's saved by Alejandro, a Mariachi singer whose visa was rejected the day before - by Rachel.

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Alejandro
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Rachel
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Canicas
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Carol
Renata Ybarra ...
Maria
Mariachi Juvenil de Tecalitlán ...
Alejandro's Mariachi Band
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Virginia
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Art
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Hapi
Carlos Macias ...
Neron
Jorge Zárate ...
Cosme
Emilio Guerrero ...
Don Gus
Juan Pablo Gil ...
Manolo
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Max
María del Carmen Farias ...
School Principal
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Storyline

Rachel is an intelligent, modern-day woman constantly on the move. Primarily focused on her career as a diplomatic consul for the U.S. embassy, she's literally lived her life on the move, globe-trotting from city to city. Currently working in Mexico City and set to leave for London, Rachel's world turns upside down on the eve of her own goodbye party when she gets drunk and passes out on the street. Saved by Alejandro, a handsome Mariachi singer and single father, Rachel wakes up in his apartment with no recollection of how she got there. Nor does she remember that she rejected his visa the day before, which he desperately needs for his daughter. Romance unexpectedly blossoms between the two, but either sparks or fists will fly after she finds out his secret. Written by Pantelion Films

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mexican american | See All (1) »

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Even with backup, he can't sing his way out of this one.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for language and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 November 2013 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Amor a Primera Visa  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,467,168 (USA) (4 October 2013)

Gross:

$5,823,487 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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At the beginning of the story, Rachel demonstrates sufficient Spanish skills to hold conversations with immigration applicants, yet during the rest of the film Alejandro and Canicas speak freely in front of her without being understood. See more »

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Efe ge ese
Written by Joaquin Echenique Ponce de Leon
Performed by Frontline Guerrilla Sonora
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Delightful but ore than anything enlightening
12 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spanish Bilinguals Only: Do you watch movies with subtitles on or off? I often watch movies that Hispanic Filmmakers make and force Luzette Portillo to watch them with me. Usually her choice is Horror films , foreign or domestic, but I love Romantic Comedies so I leave subtitles on so that she can keep up with the plot. It usually distracts me, because I want to read vs listen. So sometimes I feel like I lost something in the translation. Today I took the subtitles off and watched this film as it was recorded. I am so happy I did , because both languages were spoken. I could familiarize with the day to day chores and switching languages back and forth on a whim depending on the place, person or situation I find myself in. This really was a nice surprise. I felt very comfortable watching the film and wonder if Non- Spanish speakers would find it as funny as us who understand Spanish and English. Tom Arnold, Stockard Channing (Rizo, from GREASE) guest star in this hilarious comedy about a Mariachi man wanting to get a VISA to send his daughter to the U.S. It enlightens us who wonder why people take a chance and cut through the red tape of doing it legally. The movie doesn't focus too much on the immigration issue. That makes the film even more delightful to see that not all Mexicans want to be in the U.S. Mexico City does have a big population and they are not all climbing the wall to come here. Hope you take time to watch this movie. The happy ending is not what you would expect and romantic comedies tend to be predictable, this one is not!


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