Saturday, 9 August 2014

50.Instructions Not Included

Instructions Not Included (2013) - No se Aceptan Devoluciones (2013)  : Simply Beautiful.

Language: Spanish
Genre: Comedy-Drama
Director: Eugenio Derbez
Writers: Guillermo Ríos, Leticia López Margalli
Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza, Jessica Lindsey 

Instructions Not Included follows a resident playboy in Mexico whose life is thrown upside down when a former fling leaves a baby on his door step. He leaves Mexico for Los Angeles in hopes to find the baby's mother, but instead finds a new life as a successful stuntman and raises the girl for over six years. But when her mother returns it risks everything they have built together.

Valentín Bravo has been always a rather fearful man, afraid of everything from heights to spiders. Thus his father, Juan "Johnny" Bravo, raised him trying to make him fearless by throwing him off a high cliff known as La Quebrada etc. However when Valentin was locked in a cemetery, he began to resent his father and, upon release, ran away after admitting he no longer loves him. He grows up to be Acapulco's local playboy and sleeps with every tourist that crosses his path. Until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Valentino leaves Mexico to Los Angeles in hope of finding the baby's mother but he ends up finding a new home for himself and his daughter Maggie. Valentino and Maggie starts a new life in Los Angeles the man who feared everything is now working as a stuntman to pay the bills. Valentin raises Maggie for six years, In the meantime he also establish himself as one of Hollywood's top stuntmen, 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 shows up out of the blue, and Valentin realizes he's in danger of losing his daughter - and his best friend.

Derbez has done an amazing job in the lead role his comic timings were great and he also kept the emotional scenes very well. Loreto Peralta as Maggie is fantastic she has a great future ahead. The two of them had a very good chemistry. Rest of the actors have also done a good job.

The directing is great. You'll find yourself lost in beautiful cinematic scenes and comical situations. The screenplay is amazing and very well-written.

This is one of those small films that comes along and will really surprise you. It may seem as a comedy but beware this one will make you cry too.

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