Instructions Not Included

The life of a playboy from Acapulco changes dramatically, when on the threshold of his home he was handed a baby with the words — "This is your daughter." Six years it took him to find the girl's mother that he was looking for from Mexico city to Los Angeles. To feed themselves and their newfound daughter, he settled in Hollywood and became a leading stuntman. But when on the eve of another birthday girl at the threshold of his house appears real mother Maggie, he suddenly realizes that he could lose his best friend, whom they were with a girl for six years.

  • Eugenio Derbez

Release Date: 2013-09-06
IMDb icon 7.5/10
  • Country: MX
  • Language: Spanish | English
  • Budget: $5,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $100,502,638
Kathie Boatwright
26 December 2013 | 09:25

Another option already classic cinematic stories of man a sudden literally have his hands baby. In this time the story is called "Instructions not included" and a place of activity is Mexico.

Although playboy Valentine with silly hair, the appearance of the chest daughter is a huge surprise. The hero of the Acapulco, but fairly quickly (which speaks in his favor) decide that it needs to take care of baby his life now have to go for another more responsible way, where there is no place of idleness and endless love affair. The filmmakers do not have to do as a newly minted dad realizes his new position, a separate line. The Central story is not how Valentine comes to the new values, and how these values adapt to their own lifestyle and draws on practice.

After 40th minute film from a frivolous Comedy turns into a story some serious overtones — as it turns out, the happiness of a family idyll becomes very bright. Derbez strives to make his film as possible significant, but not just a mindless Comedy, though which the viewer does not feel anything except for bouts of laughter. The relationship between the characters that include in itself the girl's mother Maggie, becoming more filled with a variety of emotional nuances.

The side storyline Director Eugenio Derbez (aka alternate the lead actor) makes the struggle of the hero of the film with their own fears, it turns out a little clumsily, the he is trying. Special delights in the film, however, and is not a prerequisite comedic film, but there is a small animated insert. To the same "Instructions not included" are quite atmospheric and a pleasant soundtrack, including itself, fiery Latin motifs and even Frank Sinatra.

Apart from anything else the Director obviously likes of Adam Sandler, whose image several times shows on the screen. Derbez, however, to blasting the expendables full of fun paintings Sandler does not hold, but what he follows the precepts of his idol, so in the combination of Comedy and history is not so and simple, what it seems to first glance. But here is a parody of johnny Depp — was the film is a little too much.

But the most important thing in this film that by the end of it radically change its tone. The major suddenly become minor, and the story will make quite a dashing and certainly a twist. In this case, it looks like a sudden whim of the screenwriter or something like that. The surprise here is not looks like the accident, it completes narrative and makes it more meaningful.

The story of Valentine, who becomes a model father, and his daughter Maggie, occupying unusual for an ordinary Comedy two-hour running time, this kind, guileless, sometimes filled with a bit of silly jokes, the film is about overcoming one's own fears and the necessary responsibility that should be taken as a tribute. And how it is important to appreciate every minute of life. After watching, you will surely be a little sad, so if you this is not ready, "Instructions not included" is not that you need.

Helaina Wynn
24 January 2014 | 03:29

I want to see that a more correct translation from the Spanish sounds like "Return not subject". English version of the name "Instructions Not Included" so not exactly the same as with the original title ("No se Aceptan Devoluciones"). The literal translation in this case just better reflects the idea of the film.

Striking poster for the film promises a killer Mexican Comedy. But don't forget that the Mexican — wizard to do melodrama. And, removing the Comedy, even the slaughter, without melodramatic elements they are not can do. This film is not the exception.

It equally laughter, and sad moments that constantly alternate between a and turn the plot in a pretty extreme mix of Comedy and drama: the  we laughed, we felt sad, then all cried.

The film develops quite peculiar. It begins with the genre Comedy: funny, funny, funny. A young guy Valentin (by the way, the actor is now 51 year, is well preserved!) he leads a carefree life changes of women as gloves — in General, no in itself is not failing. But once the door appears ex-girlfriend-American, with which he not been having an affair. She gives him a their child and run in America.

Young guy accustomed to no what to care this life, this gift, of course, it is not like it. Valentine goes to America the goal is to return the child, useless the mother. But the mother of the child he finds, but he finds a good job. According to the laws of the genre, a Valentine imbued with tender feelings to her child, Maggie. He takes commitments and, in the end, becomes a great father.

Further, all develops the genre of melodrama — Valentine is struggling to provide a good life for my daughter, working as a stuntman in Hollywood, doing a job you don't even all the crazy people would have undertaken to do. He loves his daughter, dedicates her all his time wooing her. They — best friends. They are happy they all well. However, the girl misses her mom and believes that once it will see.

And occurs. One day, after 6 years, stupid mother dumped as snow head. Looks like she really has changed, become responsible and serious. However, this only happens in comedies. Now the mom claims to be custody of the daughter and wants the child to live with her.

Valentin, who all these years have been near a child, put all soul of power, is without specific rights. Now he is forced to fight for happiness because now it is the most important — his daughter Maggie. On his way there the next obstacle, but he has long learned to overcome.

Closer to the end of the Comedy becomes drama is not to laughter. So the viewer is waiting for several unexpected finale.

Julie Seka
13 December 2015 | 01:15

This is one of the most touching paintings, viewed me for lately.

Plot: Valentine Father always taught the son can do nothing in afraid fight your fears. Growing up, Valentin began to be afraid of almost everything on earth, but main fear was responsibility. One day him in the door girl, with child said that child it, having gone to pay for taxis mother and returns Valentina you have to overcome your fear and become a father.

The film tells the amazing story of one man's struggle with his own fears. I have to say at the film has many flaws, but they ceases to matter, because the movie really touches, it is one of those occasions when I more ready to forgive the film, because in the end, he made me much to ponder. When I just started to watch it, I was sure this is plain Comedy, I never thought it turns into a serious drama. Maybe I emotional likely is, but I cried three times at the time of this film, here so much he I was touched. This one of those movies after which you some time not able to digest all that I saw you just sit back and trying to understand your own thoughts. Perhaps it is not the best movie on earth, but one of the most sincere and stunning paintings, beating right in the heart...

How much has Instructions Not Included made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $100,502,638.
How much did it cost to make Instructions Not Included?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $5,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Instructions Not Included?
This tv-show was directed by Eugenio Derbez.
What is the genre of Instructions Not Included?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Comedy, Drama, Best movies 2013.
Who starred in Instructions Not Included?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Andrés Vázquez, Hugo Stiglitz, Eugenio Derbez, Leia Freitas, Ángela Moreno.
What is Instructions Not Included IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.5.
When was Instructions Not Included released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2013-09-06.