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Instructions Not Included (2013)

No se aceptan devoluciones (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 6 September 2013 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrés Vázquez ...
Valentín niño
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Johnny Bravo
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Leia Freitas ...
Amante Brasileña
Ángela Moreno ...
Amante dominicana
Gilda Gentile ...
Amante argentina
Nancy Taira ...
Amante oriental
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Sammy Pérez ...
Sammy
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Agustín Bernal ...
Lupe
Gregg Lucas ...
Agente migración
Roger Cudney ...
Abogado Julie
Migael Penix ...
Portero hotel L.A.
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Frank Ryan
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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

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Life doesn't care if you're ready.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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6 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Instructions Not Included  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,378,558 (USA) (1 September 2013)

Gross:

$44,467,206 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Eugenio Derbez "Valentin" and Julie's partner Alessandra Rosaldo "Renee" are actually married in real life and have a daughter named, Aitana. 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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Te Mando Flores
Written by Juan Fernando Fonseca
Performed by Fonseca
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Beautiful and so so Funny!!
2 September 2013 | by (Anaheim) – See all my reviews

The movie is subtitled and I don't know Spanish, but I loved every second of this movie! I laughed with tears running down my eyes from beginning to end! The main actor throws himself into this movie and he and his new found daughter are SO charming together as she grows up. The girl who plays the daughter is perfectly cast and she is wonderful in this picture whether she is negotiating with movie directors or telling stories in her classroom, this little spark-plug steals every scene she is in! Go see this movie this week! My theater was packed and got a standing ovation! You will laugh and cry and then 2 seconds later, Laugh again way out loud!!


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