6.8/10
8,192
33 user 97 critic

Rudo y Cursi (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 15 May 2009 (USA)
Trailer
2:22 | Trailer
Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional soccer.

Director:

Carlos Cuarón

Writer:

Carlos Cuarón (screenplay)
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gael García Bernal ... Tato
Diego Luna ... Beto
Guillermo Francella ... Batuta
Dolores Heredia ... Elvira
Adriana Paz Adriana Paz ... Toña
Jessica Mas ... Maya
Salvador Zerboni ... Jorge W
Tania Esmeralda Aguilar Tania Esmeralda Aguilar ... Nadia
Joaquín Cosio ... Arnulfo
Alfredo Alfonso Alfredo Alfonso ... Don Casimiro
Fermín Martínez Fermín Martínez ... DT Obdulio
Eduardo Von Eduardo Von ... DT Bruno López
Axel Ricco Axel Ricco ... Mena
Harold Torres ... Trompo Tovar
Gabino Rodríguez Gabino Rodríguez ... Mafafo
Edit

Storyline

Mexican half brothers Beto and Tato--who will eventually be appropriately nicknamed Rudo (rough) and Cursi (corny), respectively--have a typical love/hate relationship with each other. They both work on a banana plantation and live with their extended family consisting of their mother, abusive stepfather, sister Nadia, and Beto's wife Toña and their children. The family are rural peasant class and are barely making ends meet. The brothers' fortunes change when into their lives comes Batuta, a soccer scout. Despite their advancing ages, both Beto and Tato are naturally gifted at soccer, Beto as a goaltender and Tato as a striker. Playing professionally has always been Beto's dream, although Tato has other professional thoughts on his mind. Batuta eventually recruits both for different teams in Mexico City. Beto's and Tato's fortunes rise and fall, the falls based on those things which hold more passion for the brothers. For Tato, he loves fast women, specifically television ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

La Vida es Un Volado

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Carlos Cuarón's directorial film debut. See more »

Quotes

Jorge W: Catch me up Rudo, it's not me, I'm just the executive, I lead the operation, it's just that they want their money, that's obvious.
Beto: Well, tell them to rise my credit.
Jorge W: I swear you man, I'm really ashamed but that's impossible. You got a Tsunami like debt, dude.
Beto: I can over pay them if they want, just give me more time, please.
Jorge W: No Rudo, I'd love to but I really can't
[Asks a Market Attendant]
Jorge W: Excuse me, you got Pampers Ultra Supreme?
[the attendant says no]
Jorge W: Shiiit! Look Rudo, you ain't got a limit, you ...
[...]
See more »


Soundtracks

Por puro gusto
Written by Salomón Guajardo and Rogelio Alejo
Performed by El Conjuto Encuentro
Courtesy of Producciones Hulma, SA de CV
See more »

User Reviews

 
Funny comedy about football
7 February 2011 | by ImdbidiaSee all my reviews

A really funny, refreshing and original Mexican movie.

It is the story of two adult brothers -nicknamed Rudo and Cursi- banana farmers and aficionado soccer players, who, after being discovered by a soccer manager, join the A league but each of them playing in different teams.

I don't like soccer, so I thought that the movie would be a bore, but I was surprised that it did not bore me at all. The story is very well told with great sense of humor and lightness. Even the football scenes were engaging and very entertaining. The many twists and turns of the story, the drama and humor, the national self-deprecation, the passions and hatred of the characters are all presented in a very dynamic, sweet and light way. The movie really flows, has a great atmosphere, great characters and is very enjoyable.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rough and Corny See more »

Filming Locations:

Cihuatlan, Mexico See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$211,460, 10 May 2009

Gross USA:

$1,827,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,169,232
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed