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. Written by
Eugenio Derbez "Valentin" and Julie's partner Alessandra Rosaldo "Renee" are actually married in real life and have a daughter named, Aitana. See more »
[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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I haven't seen something this good in a while. Of course, it's much better if you understand Spanish to be able to get a lot of the jokes and sarcasm, etc.
The cinematography was great for the storyline, and it's almost its own style I think. The colors, the storyline, and everything else just flowed right throughotu the movie, and it was definitely a roller coaster of emotions. You will laugh and cry throughout the movie, and it very subtly brings up a few issues we face today with parenthood, the court system in America, the basic needs of children, and the advantages of being wealthy.
Don't expect Hollywood with this movie, because the feelings you will get from watching it are different from your typical Hollywood film that follows a linear storyline to satisfy the expectations of the viewer. I think everything was great about it, no complaints because it's Eugenio's first film, crossover, and the little girl was a real great actress for acting for the first time of her life in anything.
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