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
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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.
Well, tell them to rise my credit.
I swear you man, I'm really ashamed but that's impossible. You got a Tsunami like debt, dude.
I can over pay them if they want, just give me more time, please.
No Rudo, I'd love to but I really can't
[Asks a Market Attendant]
Excuse me, you got Pampers Ultra Supreme?
[the attendant says no]
Shiiit! Look Rudo, you ain't got a limit, you ...
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Por puro gusto
Written by Salomón Guajardo and Rogelio Alejo
Performed by El Conjuto Encuentro
Courtesy of Producciones Hulma, SA de CV See more »
Funny comedy about football
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.
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