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Spanglish (2004)

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A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Clasky
... Deborah Clasky
... Flor
... Evelyn
... Cristina
... Bernice
... Georgie (as Ian Hyland)
... Cristina (six years old)
... Monica (as Cecilia Suarez)
... Flor's Husband
... Luz
... Fourteen-Year-Old Boy
Nicole Nieth ... Hostess at Fancy Restaurant
... Businessman
... Businessman
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Storyline

John Clasky is a devoted dad whose skills as a chef have offered his family an upscale life, including a summer home in Malibu. Flor, who emigrated from Mexico, along with her daughter, Cristina, is hired by the Clasky's as a live-in housekeeper. Flor soon has to fight for her daughter's soul, as she discovers that life in a new country is perilous. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »

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17 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Espanglish  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,817,853, 19 December 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,044,321, 30 January 2005
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Though it was cut from the final version, it is revealed in the deleted scenes that Flor and Cristina came to the US via a small plane flown by Flor's husband's friend who flirted with Flor during the plane ride. See more »

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When Georgie is asking John if he is mad at him, Georgie's hair changes between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Boy's Voice: [voiceover to scene of people reviewing applications] To Dean of Admission, Princeton University. The most influential person in my life...
Girl's Voice: ...is Mother Teresa, whose example helped me overcome the arrogance which threatened after my 1600 SAT score in National Merit Scholarship
Girl's Voice #2: ...most influential person taught me the most important word I've ever learned; Aloha, which I...
Narrator: To the Dean of Admission, Princeton University, from Cristina Moreno. Most influential person, my Mother, No ...
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No actors were mistreated in the making of this film. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Get It Started
Written by Will.i.am (as Will Adams), Mike Fratantuno, Jaime Gómez, George Pajon Jr.,
Allan Pineda and Terence Yoshiaki
Performed by The Black Eyed Peas
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterpises
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pleasantly surprised
12 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw Spanglish Saturday night (12/11/04). It was a preview and I haven't seen any critical reviews yet. I liked it enough to give it a 8 out of 10. It's a comedy with enough serious moments to give a person time to pause and think. Young girl emigrates with her mom from Mexico and settles in California. Mom (being in America illegally) settles as a housekeeper for Sandler and Leoni. She's baffled by the monied existence of the upper classes and how it effects her daughter. I thought that Paz Vega is excellent as the mom. Adam Sandler holds back and plays a compassionate father. Cloris Leachman is great and should be nominated for a Best Supporting Actress. The revelation to me is Tea Leoni. I thought that she was great as the waspish/blond mom/wife who feels that she's not getting enough respect at home.


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