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Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Mix of comedy and tragedy in Mexican dad-daughter tale.

PG-13 2013 115 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 13+

A lot of sentimentality and pratfall laughs

Has a few spots of sentimentality that connect, but has many more spots where the lowest common denominator equals "success." I have always found Derbez difficult to swallow but this film allows his character to have a journey. Films like this rely heavily on the personality of the precocious youngster and the film delivers in that regard. The twist at the end sets you up for some poor baby feelings but does not take away the previous one hour and 45 minutes.
age 13+

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This is one of our very favorite movies. It doesn't begin like our type of movie, and it has a lot of subtitles in the beginning, but oh, does it evolve into something special! What a combination of comedy and drama. Roger

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