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Instructions Not Included (2013)

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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.

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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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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:

$10,378,558, 1 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,467,206

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,067,206
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Remade as Demain tout commence (2016) See more »

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New Siberia
Written by Danny Amis
Performed by Los Straitjackets
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Don;t judge a book by it's cover, this is the best film I've seen this year!!
5 September 2013 | by santiagonunez16See all my reviews

I first saw this advertised as a trailer for Grown Ups 2 and thought this was going to be the latino Big Daddy. Afterall, this is the same guy who was in Jack and Jill as the gardener in that lame Sandler movie from 2011. I caught this movie as an advanced show and must say I was very surprised. The humor was fun but believable, and this movie has something few comedies do today---it has a heart. The story is simple, a play boy finds out he has a daughter and is left to raise her when the mother-who was a one time fling-abandons her at his doorstep. During the first six years of her life we see him grow from a selfish slacker to a responsible dad. Eventually, the father/daughter find themselves living in the US where dad is now a Hollywood stuntman--in a very funny bit--with his daughter as his coach and best friend. As you would expect, mom comes back and this is where the story gets serious. You might think you have seen this before but trust me, you haven't as there are so many twists and turns to surprise even the most cynical movie critic. what I enjoyed most about this film is the humanity in the story, it was believable, unlike the juvenile crap of the latest Sandler/Ferrell crap. This movie received a standing ovation from a packed theatre. Don't judge a book by it's cover, this is the best film I've seen this year.


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