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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.

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Andrés Vázquez ... Valentín niño
... Johnny Bravo
... Valentín
Leia Freitas ... Amante Brasileña
Ángela Moreno ... Amante Dominicana
Gilda Gentile ... Amante Argentina
Nancy Taira ... Amante Oriental
... Julie
Sammy Pérez ... Sammy
... Judeisy
Agustín Bernal ... Lupe
Gregg Lucas ... Agente migración
Roger Cudney ... Abogado Julie
Migael Penix ... Portero hotel L.A.
... 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

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Life doesn't care if you're ready.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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6 September 2013 (USA)  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Eugenio Derbez admitted on TV that this project needed twelve years (since the original idea)to be concluded due to the specific detail of the movie he had in mind. As a result, he had to wait several years to get the money for it. See more »

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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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Sueña Corazón
Written by Benny Ibarra De Llano
Performed by Benny
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Best Foreign Picture Oscar?
8 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

I had trepidation when dozens of Latinos entered the theater, but even in subtitles, this gem is so typical of those plucked by Lionheart. The plot is so much more than a rehash of the formula of 'Three Men and a Baby," and I wish I could have created a room like that for my daughter. I have not laughed in delight so much in a long time. This film is beautifully done, with a great behind the scenes look at stunt men, and Hollywood.

Congratulations are due to Eugenio Derbez, the star, director and producer. He is a fine actor with great comic timing, and genuine emotions.

DO NOT MISS THIS GEM.


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