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
Eugenio Derbez admitted on TV that this project needed twelve years (since the original idea)to be concluded due to the specific detail of the movie he had in mind. As a result, he had to wait several years to get the money for it. See more »
[Performing a ritual with a charm after a stunt]
No fall, nor wound, nor aching head... can stop this charm from bringing you back from the dead!
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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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