STORYLINE: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling 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 shows up out of the blue, and Valentin realizes he's in danger of losing his daughter - and his best friend.
WARNING: There are no subtitles to this Spanish film.
Please, don't let that keep you from going. Because its a beautiful film thanks to the amazing Eugenio Derbez and his writing, directing and of course, his acting. And the little girl who plays Maggie (Loreto Peralta) is so adorable and so talented.
OMG every penny earned from watching the movie “Instructions not Included” this weekend will go to all the cities that were damaged by cyclones in México. EUGENIO DERBEZ LET ME LOVE YOU.-Sara
I must admit, I am pleasantly surprised with Eugenio Derbez’s performance. Having grown up watching him portray hilarious and often dimwitted characters, it is quite a change watching him in such a role. The father and daughter scenes are amazingly heartwarming, the tension that starts near the middle of the film is an example of well-executed mood whiplash… as is the end, which left me (and half the viewers in the movie theater) in tears. The film also retains a slight touch of comedy to lighten the mood in the right moments. Altogether, a very complete film.
Seriously. I am so amazed and pleased with this movie, that I can’t even make sarcastic remarks about it. I highly recommend it to all fans of the drama genre. And I recommend you a box of tissues. You might as well need it.-rinnie