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Puerto Ricans in Paris

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Culture-clash buddy comedy has some crude humor, gun use.

Movie R 2016 82 minutes
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More nudity than stated on this site

The movie was formulaic but funny. I was disappointed that this site did not give an accurate review when it came to nudity. There is a quick flash of a woman's breasts during a model outfit fitting and male butt is seen briefly as he walks back into the shower. Other than that the movie is pretty good.

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This formulaic buddy-cop comedy is better than expected thanks to decent performances by Guzmán and Garcia, who gamely ham it up as the titular fish out of water. It's been clear for decades that Guzmán is an impressive character actor who can swing from humor to villainy and back; in Puerto Ricans in Paris, he plays an arrogant detective who's also a ladies' man. And as ridiculous as that might sound given that Guzmán isn't a pretty-boy heartthrob, it works for his persona in this movie.

Even though the movie itself centers on a razor-thin plot that doesn't go far beyond the pitch of "Nuyorican cops temporarily live in Paris," at least Guzmán and Garcia -- best known for HBO's How to Make It in America, are likable enough as personality opposites. And somehow director Ian Edelman (who created How to Make It...) managed to convince the talented Dawson and Perez to join the film as the cops' significant others, even though they have little to do. Although there's not much substance to the movie, it's oddly poignant at times (like when Eddie bonds with Colette's young son) and just entertaining enough to make for an amusing stream or rental.

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