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Rudo y Cursi (2008)

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

Director:

Carlos Cuarón

Writer:

Carlos Cuarón (screenplay)
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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 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
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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 »

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Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rough and Corny See more »

Filming Locations:

Cihuatlan, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$211,460, 10 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,826,674, 21 August 2009
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Carlos Cuaron, is the brother of successful academy award winner; Alfonso Cuaron. 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, ...
[...]
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Soundtracks

Amor del cielo
Written by Eddy Guerra
Performed by La Sonora Dinamita
Courtesy of Discos Fuentes / Edimúsica, SA
Courtesy of Representaciones Artísticas Apodaca
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Carlos Cuaron Strikes!
16 September 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional soccer.

This film is marketed as being from the creators of "Y Tu Mama Tambien", which is not only true but very wise marketing. But let us not be fooled, this film is not on the same level, even if it looks just as good and has the same folks involved.

Aspects of it are quite good, and the Cheap trick karaoke is fairly amusing. But this rivalry of two soccer players is not very compelling. In "Mama", there was another rivalry between two young men, but that seemed more powerful. This is a situation where we feel no need to care about one or the other.


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