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Instructions Not Included (2013)

No se aceptan devoluciones (original title)
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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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Official Sites:

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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

[In life, there are blows... harder than being thrown from La Quebrada at 6 years old. I'll always carry with me... the memory of the two great lovers of my life. The first one... taught me to be ready to face life. And the second one... taught me to face life without being ready]
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Connections

Remade as Não Se Aceitam Devoluções (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Flowers
Written by Christian Basso and Haien Qiu
Performed by Haien Qiu, Christian Basso, Pedro Onetto, Marta Roca, Alejandro Teran, Nicolas Rainone, and Maria Eugenia Castro
Published by Warner Chappell Argentina 2011
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An Unexepected Gem
26 September 2013 | by maria-mahechaSee all my reviews

My boyfriend and I went to see this with my father last night. It was not at all what I expected and as the movie progressed, I was continually surprised. What a lovely movie. Not just a comedy, but a truly heart-warming story. The little girl's acting performance is Oscar worthy. Seriously, where did they find her? My boyfriend usually hates movies with sub-titles, but this one made it worth the trouble for him. If you speak Spanish, like me, then you will get more of the cultural references, but you don't need to understand Spanish to get this movie. Fear is universal and so are lessons in courage, and this movie really spoke to that. Make sure to take your hankie. Watch, watch, watch this movie!!!


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