Accustomed to a reckless life one day at a young playboy Valentine suddenly finds himself in a difficult situation, one of his former girlfriends, American Julia leaves a guy with a year-old child in her arms and runs away. Together with the baby Maggie Valentine goes in search of the fugitive from Acapulco to Los Angeles, but not finding there Julia, remains in the United States to raise a child, to which during the trip had become attached. Over the next six years, Valentin turned into the best father in the world, but the sudden return of mother threatens small family – Julia intends to take Maggie and is not shy in the way.
Painting has not only become the champion in the local Mexican box office, but also to collect the most money in the global box office, making $ 5 million budget of 100 million charges
Mexican cinema is in a strange position. On the one hand, the proximity to the USA and Hollywood makes the country an attractive market to find new people and renting movies. On the other – the difference in languages allows Mexico to make their own independent cinema. Until recently, Latinos did not pretend to anything more than a modest local hire and local successes, but dramedi “Instructions not included” was able to break through the barriers of misunderstanding and successfully perform not only in Mexico but also in theaters north of Big Brother. What is the “Instructions” have attracted the audience?
Shortly before the premiere of Acapulco, which runs part of the plot of the film, struck a devastating hurricane. The filmmakers gave the affected portion of the profits from the rolled tape in the premiere weekend
For its massive blow to a global audience, the filmmakers have used almost all the available arsenal. In a leading role in Latin America’s most popular comedian Eugenio Derbez , who is also the first time dared to assume the duties of the director, weave Spanish and English, as well as a choice of the locale of Los Angeles and Acapulco involved now prevalent on the West Coast of America ethnic group, combination of drama and comedy, finally, shameless manipulation Baby Tears – the terms are simple and affordable. This can not work. And it worked, the audience carried the money to the cinema, looking at the acid-bright poster and kupivshis obvious reference design.
Yes, from the comparison of “instructions” can not escape the similarities with the classic drama ” Kramer vs. Kramer “is more than obvious, but the trick is that the film is not particularly in a hurry to talk about litigation and related issues. First, as the creators of the play into a comedy, and play successfully (jokes about the English-speaking child, inaccurate double translation and casting ” Gravity “is really good). Derbes uses the first two-thirds of the whole picture of his comic potential, perhaps, an attempt of 51-year-old actor to do 20-year-old playboy has failed, and in the rest of the cast is very convincing and even touching. Perfect tandem formed at Derbez with young Loreto Peralta , chemistry is obvious, though both outperform and from time to time. And it would be nice to play the “Instructions” in sendlerovskogo ” Big Daddy “( Sandler , by the way, the creators of the film convey greetings funny), but in the last third of the picture makes a sharp turn in the drama and almost throw out the baby with the bath water. From the lowly, but pretty comedy suddenly chosen the most unscrupulous methods slezovyzhimaniya in Anything goes: incurable disease, who died grandfather, a paternity test, the separation of father and daughter and the sudden escape. It seems a little bit more, and in the shot will kill a puppy, just to the audience burst into tears. Fortunately, doing so is not necessary – the tragedy is enough for all and without it, even the most cynical viewers.
Lucky with a custom picture. Let roles and noted actors are not too well-known even in North America, let alone the rest of the world, but they have developed a good ensemble, lively and lovely. Despite the evidence of the plot and predictable story, “instruction” has something to surprise you in the finals. Tape could have been slightly reduced, but one of the last scenes turns flashbacks, animating the viewing experience. All this is done technically and qualitatively uncut fall for sure.
The only thing that such films are usually not very clear, is that they carry with them for the viewer. The idea that a child – it’s the most valuable thing a parent has? So it is clear without any hints to experience the joy of parenthood. Always prompt to sacrifice themselves for the sake of loved ones? So it’s not grafted films Instructions not included. Teach the parents can not be no movie, and the rest we have already shown, except that no Spanish.