Instructions Not Included (English Subtitled) 2013 PG-13 CC

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Valentin (Eugenio Derbez) is Acapulco's resident playboy -- until his life gets turned upside down when a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep. Love blossoms, adventure ensues, and the search for the mother causes a ruckus.

Starring:
Andrés Vázquez, Hugo Stiglitz
Runtime:
2 hours, 2 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Eugenio Derbez
Starring Andrés Vázquez, Hugo Stiglitz
Supporting actors Eugenio Derbez, Leia Freitas, Ángela Moreno, Gilda Gentile, Nancy Taira, Jessica Lindsey, Sammy Pérez, Arcelia Ramírez, Agustín Bernal, Greg Lucas, Roger Cudney, Migael Penix, Daniel Raymont, Alenka Rios, Camila Gallegos, Matilda Gallegos, Loreto Peralta, Jeannine Derbez
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Peggy on December 4, 2013
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I have to say that I have never been a big fan of Eugenio Derbez... Mexican humor is a bit difficult for me to "get" and enjoy. I do think he is a real talent as far as voices are concerned (he has done voice over for many Disney and animated movies) in Spanish and he does a wonderful job.

Having said this, I was so surprised I loved his role in this movie... Nor only his acting but the fact that he produced and co-wrote the story. Wonderful job! It was a very good movie that transitioned between drama and comedy seamlessly.

I personally have 2 kids and am not sure this is a family type movie.

I very much recommend this movie... Good acting and a very nice story.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Book-Movie-Music Lover on January 24, 2014
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Well, I rented this movie with the expectation of kicking back and having a few laughs, assuming it was going to be a light, funny comedy. Not even close. It turned out to be one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen in my life, and I have seen thousands of movies in my 60+ years.
The beginning does indeed start out silly. In fact, so silly, that I began to wonder if I would even bother to finish it. So glad I decided to stay with it. A lot of movies start out strong and fizzle along the way. This movie does just the opposite. It starts out weak, and just keeps getting stronger - and stronger - and stronger. And, just when you think you have things figured out, you realize that you don't - not even close.
This is definitely one that I want to watch over and over and over, and lend to all of my family members and friends to watch, so I just placed my order for it on this website a moment ago.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jay B. Lane TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 25, 2013
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"No se Aceptan Devoluciones" (English captions) is rapidly becoming a phenomenon: By its second week, it is currently the tenth highest-grossing foreign film in U.S. history and on track for third place.(NOTE: By December, 2013, this has become the highest-grossing Spanish language film in American history.)

Directed by Mexican superstar Eugenio Derbez, who also co-wrote the screenplay, this hits all its marks: It's heart-warming, funny, and has an adorable little girl as the central issue. This has been a labor of love for Mr. Derbez: It took him twelve long years to raise the money to create this film and distribute it in los Estados Unidos.

Please enjoy:
* Eugenio Derbez ("Under the Same Moon") is a happy playboy in Acapulco when a former fling dumps their baby girl in his lap; he didn't know she was pregnant, nor did he know how to change a diaper. Six years later, after struggling to pay the bills, he has become a top stuntman in Hollywood. You'll smile at their father/ daughter pajamas; in fact you'll think perhaps he is a bit too indulgent.
* Loreto Peralto in her film debut, is the surprise package. She has become her father's on-set coach and taught him how to be a worthwhile adult, even as he has supported and loved her. Listen to her switch between Spanish and English as she negotiates his pay raises.
* Jessica Lindsey ("Now You See Me") resurfaces and jeopardizes the life our hero has built with his wise and much-loved daughter. There are a few surprises with her, too.

Everything in this sweet but salty personal project is painted with broad strokes, there is NO subtlety here. Our hero's fears are represented by wolves, whether it's his fear of commitment or fear of heights, he sees wolves!
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 2, 2013
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"Instructions Not Included" (2013 release from Mexico; 115 min.; original title "No se Aceptan Devoluciones", which means "Returns Not Accepted") brings the story of Valentin, a single guy living "la vida loca" in Acapulco. In a quick montage, we see him hooking up with a slew of women. Then one day, an ex-girlfriend, an American woman named Julie, shows up at his apartment with a baby. She hands Valentin the baby, asks for $10 to pay the cab, and of course does not come back. Valentin is completely overwhelmed with this baby, and for a while the movie feels like "Two Men and a Baby". But not long thereafter, through a clever montage, we see the little girl (whose name we learn is Maggie) turning into a 6 yr. old. Because Maggie is desparate to see her mom, Valentin and Maggie decide to move to Los Angeles, and after hitchhiking their way from Acapulco to LA, Valentin ends up getting a job as a stunt double in Hollywood. Life is good but then one day, he gets a call out of the blue from Julie, now living in New York and wanting to come see Maggie. To tell you more of this plot-heavy movie would surely ruin your viewing pleasure, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Several comments: first and foremost, this movie is a triumph for Eugenio Derbez, who directs, stars (as Valentin), co-writes and co-produces this delightful movie. Second, the movie swings back-and-forth between comedy and drama without any problem. But the funniest scenes are truly laugh-out-loud funny. The American influences on this movie are very clear (from "Two Men and a Baby" early on to "Kramer vs. Kramer" deep into the movie), yet it is all brought with a refreshing new look and take.
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