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Valentin is Acapulco's resident
playboy -- until a former fling leaves a baby on his
doorstep and takes off without a trace. Valentin
leaves Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby's
mother, but only 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 shows up out of the blue, and
Valentin realizes he's in danger of losing his daughter--and his best friend.
Comedy Drama - This is a mostly Spanish-language comedy drama that is a showcase for
actor/director Eugenio Derbez. While there are moments of broad
humor, this ultimately becomes a lot more serious in the second half
of the film. There is some mild sensuality, language, and references
to homosexuality, so more conservative parents should take note
though one of the main characters is a 7-year-old girl.
Entertainment WeeklyFull Review Above Average The other reason is that it works. The film's counterintuitive success is largely due to Derbez, who demonstrates why he is beloved, both south and north of the border.
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