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This film was made for the Hispanic market in America but turned out to be a surprise boxoffice success. We follow Acapulco's resident playboy, who gets handed the result of a former fling. He and the baby leave Mexico for Los Angeles to find her mother, but in end only gets a new home for himself and his newfound daughter. He struggles to raise her for six years, while also establishing himself as one of Hollywood's top stuntmen to pay the bills. As he raises her, she forces him to grow up too. But their unique and offbeat family is threatened when mom shows up out of the blue, wanting her daughter back. Mostly in Spanish language with English subtitles, although some parts are in English. Take tissues.

123 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Eugenio Derbez, Andrés Vázquez, Hugo Stiglitz, Leia Freitas, Ángela Moreno, Gilda Gentile, Nancy Taira, Jessica Lindsey
Director
Eugenio Derbez
ScreenplayGuillermo Rios, Leticia López Margalli, Eduardo Cisneros, Eugenio Derbez
MusicCarlo Siliotto
CinematographyMartin Boego, Andrés León Becker
EditingCarlos Bolado, Santiago Pérez Rocha León
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2013
Produced byAlebrije Cine y Video, Fulano, Mengano y Asociados

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild to moderate, infrequent, in context of expression
NudityNone
SexLow impact scenes of affection (kissing, cuddling, hugging)
ViolenceInfrequent, low impact, comical violence (brief)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic elements and language
Runtime122
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Anél Viktor quote iconLosbol-pa-fliek vol verrassende wendings.
10
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconIt's rare a movie comes out of nowhere, with no preview screenings, no fanfare, no name actors, and ends up being a box-office force on its opening weekend. Do I wish it were better? Sure. But I can see why it is getting such a following.
11
Metacritic.com
5 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
16 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
11
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconMix of comedy and tragedy in Mexican dad-daughter tale.
10

What the People say

Internet
16232 Netizens quote iconPregnant With Meaning, Amazing Movie
15

Average .. 57%

11

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