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(2004)

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There was a translator on the set as Paz Vega did not speak English and the director James L. Brooks did not speak Spanish.
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Two new scenes were shot when test audiences found the ending unsatisfying.
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The chefs and cooks used in the kitchen scene are actual Le Cordon Bleu students from the nearby cooking school in Pasadena, CA.
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Shot in sequence.
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Eva Longoria and Eva Mendes auditioned for the role of Flor before Paz Vega was ultimately cast.
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Adam Sandler turned down the role of Max in Collateral (2004) to do this film
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The tape that Flor uses to learn English is a real tape.
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Teenage actress Sarah Steele gained approximately 15 pounds for her role as Bernice. She is usually either a size 1 or 2.
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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.
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The film had 13 previews to see the audiences' reaction.
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Sarah Steele was cast from over 2,000 young actresses.
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Anne Bancroft was originally set to play Deborah's mother but had to pull out of the film.
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Trailers for this film featured the song "Show You Love" by Jars of Clay (emphasizing the chorus line "I'm gonna show you love in every language"). The song is not in the movie soundtrack.
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