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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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Leia Freitas ...
Amante Brasileña
Ángela Moreno ...
Amante dominicana
Gilda Gentile ...
Amante argentina
Nancy Taira ...
Amante oriental
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Sammy Pérez ...
Arcelia Ramírez ...
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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Instructions Not Included  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,378,558 (USA) (30 August 2013)

Gross:

$44,456,509 (USA) (6 December 2013)
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It was originally supposed to be a boy, but they coudn't find the right one. See more »

Quotes

Judeisy: You must have something from that Julie woman. Didn't she leave you a souvenir?
Valentín: She did. But I got rid of it with penicillin.
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Remade as Demain tout commence (2016) See more »

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Sueña Corazón
Written by Benny Ibarra De Llano
Performed by Benny
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My wife dragged me to watch this, but...
30 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the feeling that this movie was going to be a Mexican chicko - flicko, but it turned out to be a nice, enjoyable movie.

My guess is that Hispanics enjoy it more, specially adults, who even clap at the end of the movie.

Maybe I missed some of the jokes in the translation, because0 other people was laughing more than I did.

Nice changes in the mood through the story ... Do not expect the typical Hollywood movie, in which all is just action, or just jokes, or just a one thing during the whole movie. Here they move from the initial comedy to something more substantial .

At the end, you realized that the movie communicates a nice and important message.

You will walk out of three with more than just laughs .

I recommend the movie for those that want to see something different, that is worth watching .


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