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Instructions Not Included (2013)

No se aceptan devoluciones (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 6 September 2013 (USA)
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A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.

Director:

Eugenio Derbez
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrés Vázquez Andrés Vázquez ... Valentín niño
Hugo Stiglitz ... Johnny Bravo
Eugenio Derbez ... Valentín
Leia Freitas Leia Freitas ... Amante Brasileña
Ángela Moreno Ángela Moreno ... Amante Dominicana
Gilda Gentile Gilda Gentile ... Amante Argentina
Nancy Taira Nancy Taira ... Amante Oriental
Jessica Lindsey ... Julie
Sammy Pérez Sammy Pérez ... Sammy
Arcelia Ramírez ... Judeisy
Agustín Bernal ... Lupe
Gregg Lucas Gregg Lucas ... Agente migración
Roger Cudney ... Abogado Julie
Migael Penix Migael Penix ... Portero hotel L.A.
Daniel Raymont ... Frank Ryan
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Storyline

Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy womanizer, until a former fling, a young American named Julie, leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Leaving Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby's mother, Valentin ends up finding a new home for himself and his newfound daughter, Maggie. An unlikely father figure, Valentin raises Maggie for six years, while also establishing himself as one of Hollywood's top stuntmen to pay the bills, with Maggie acting as his on-set coach. As Valentin raises Maggie, she forces him to grow up too. But their unique and offbeat family is threatened when Maggie's birth mom, Julie, shows up out of the blue after six years after turning her own life around and wants full custody of Maggie, and Valentin realizes he's in danger of losing his daughter - and his best friend. Written by Pantaleon Films

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Life doesn't care if you're ready.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

It was originally supposed to be a boy, but they coudn't find the right one. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: [Performing a ritual with a charm after a stunt] No fall, nor wound, nor aching head... can stop this charm from bringing you back from the dead!
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Connections

References Gravity (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Sueña Corazón
Interpreted by: Benny Ibarra (as Benny)
Lyrics and Music: Benny Ibarra (as Benny Ibarra De Llano)
Editor: Warner Chappell Music México Production, instrumentation, interpretation and mixing: Benny Ibarra (as Benny)
For 11:11 Productions
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An easy Oscar contender.
28 September 2013 | by RobMordecaiSee all my reviews

I was going to be politically correct and leave 8 out of 10 stars for this but then again could not think of the flaws that would justify the missing 2 stars so I threw in another. The last one is always reserved for technicalities, photography, sound, music, etc. An excellent example of how a simple movie can be so powerful. What could be more important than a parent/child relationship? I specially felt the plot as a father who was separated from an only child at a very early age. Great performance by Eugenio Derbez (Valentin), Jessica Lindsey (Julie) and Loreto Peralta (Maggie). I can't remember the last time I cracked up so much not having enough time to discreetly wipe my tears. That look in Julie's face when she encounters Maggie is worth seeing this alone; a moment which can not be easily replicated. Highly recommended.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Instructions Not Included See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,846,426, 1 September 2013

Gross USA:

$44,467,206

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,502,638
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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