Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings
Sep 1, 2013This movie has the emotional intensity of BELLA, the humor of JUNO, and the social ramifications of KRAMER vs KRAMER. (I know I have watched a good movie when a year later, I scan the video store shelf and I can remember the plot of the movie. Trust me,you will remember everything from this film.) Loved the line sincerely expressed by a friend to the new Mexican father, "You better learn English so you can understand your American baby when she starts speaking." Don't let the subtitles keep you away.… Full Review »
Sep 19, 2013Comedy drama and the whole range of emotions in between; the story has definite cultural characteristics that make it more powerful if understood.
However, the conflict of values generated by the plot -a single, freedom loving beach bum in Acapulco faced with the responsibility of raising a daughter, traveling to a country he does not understand, and forging a happy life in the face of the most devastating adversity, is universal and should touch everyone's heart.
When an artist has the inspiration to move the audience from laughter to tears he has accomplished his goal of touching people's lives.
The critics have spoken, now the public is raving! A masterpiece of a great comedian.
Go see it for yourself. Highly recommend it.… Full Review »