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How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 28 April 2017 (USA)
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Finding himself dumped after twenty-five years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.

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Ken Marino

Writers:

Jon Zack, Chris Spain
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eugenio Derbez ... Maximo
Salma Hayek ... Sara
Raphael Alejandro ... Hugo
Rob Lowe ... Rick
Kristen Bell ... Cindy
Mckenna Grace ... Arden
Raquel Welch ... Celeste
Linda Lavin ... Millicent
Renée Taylor ... Peggy
Rob Corddry ... Quincy
Rob Riggle ... Scott
Rob Huebel ... Nick
Michael Cera ... Remy
Mather Zickel ... James
Vadhir Derbez ... Maximo (Age 21)
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Storyline

Dumped by his extremely rich eighty-year-old wife for a younger boy-toy after twenty-five years of prosperous marriage, pampered, yet penniless gold-digger Maximo (Eugenio Derbez) is forced to take matters into his own hands, perhaps for the first time in his once luxurious life. As a result, the aging gigolo will have no other choice but to seek shelter with his estranged widowed sister Sara (Salma Hayek) and his ten-year-old nephew Hugo (Raphael Alejandro), completely unprepared though for a rude awakening coupled with a big slice of real-life on the side. But once a seducer, always a seducer, and as spoiled Maximo struggles to squeeze out one decent idea that would throw him back into the arms of yet another fabulously wealthy widow, a new opportunity will appear; one that includes a profitable first-rate tutorship in how to be the perfect Casanova. Written by Nick Riganas

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual references and gestures, and for brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Be a Latin Lover See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,252,439, 30 April 2017

Gross USA:

$32,149,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,547,032
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In this movie and on Parks and Recreation (2009), Rob Lowe's character dates a woman named Millicent. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene shows a picture of a young Maximo and his family standing together in front of a wall. The picture is stuck to the dashboard of Maximo's father's truck. By the "bouncing" shown in the shot,the truck is obviously suppose to be moving. The next scene shows the father and his truck driving down a road to substantiate that fact. However, when you look at the instruments, there are no amps being drawn, and the coolant temperature gauge is reading down below the lowest end of the cold range, indicating that the truck is not running, as hasn't been. See more »

Quotes

Maximo: You cheated on me with a car salesman?
Peggy: No!... A little...
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) See more »

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No Estoy Triste
Written by Craig Wedren
Performed by Craig Wedren and Pink Ape
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haters gonna hate
4 June 2017 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

So reading all the negative comments AND all the positive comments (usually the most suspicious due to fake promoting a movie), I decided to see this love/hate reviewed movie for myself.

I have to say it was one of the most funny and entertaining comedies I've seen this year, if not THE funniest! Non stop laughs, all star cast (every actor was amazing!), great story, great directing, and a heartwarming ending.

I have nothing bad to critique about this movie. It was perfect!

I'm shocked at all the hate for Rob Lowe and Salma Hayek! They played their parts perfectly! And Eugenio Derbez was on point! The Spanish translated dialogue added even more comedy to the performances.

I'm not sure what all the negative remarkers were expecting, nor what they are comparing it to make it so bad, but this one is a real winner and I suggest you see it and hopefully give this the higher rating it really deserves to out-weigh the miserable low scores.

10/10 because I can't think of what could have made this movie any better than what it was!


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