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Instructions Not Included

PG-13| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
An irresponsible playboy (Eugenio Derbez) must grow up quickly when a former lover gives him their daughter to raise -- then leaves without a trace.

Cast: Eugenio Derbez , Jessica Lindsey , Loreto Peralta , Daniel Raymont , Alessandra Rosaldo , Hugo Stiglitz , Sammy Pérez , Arcelia Ramírez

Director: Eugenio Derbez

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Pantelion Films

Instructions Not Included (2013)

Release Date: August 30th, 2013|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • The ending of the movie is a real grabber, the sort of thing that lifts and improves a tediously long and otherwise mediocre film and tricks you into thinking it was better than it really was as you leave the theater. show more

  • Some of the comic bits are a little too broad and silly, but Derbez, in his feature debut, makes Instructions Not Included a balancing act more successful than it should be. show more

  • There's a lot of movie here with unexpected developments, held together by the irresistible chemistry between Derbez and his adorable pint-sized co-star. show more

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  • April 30, 2014 davysgirl2006
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    My group of friends and I went to see Instructions Not Included and it left us in tears. I went out and bought it as soon as it hit the shelves. We all did. I very much enjoyed the movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone. It was in Spanish but had subtitles for easy following.

  • October 03, 2013 iu00000000166638
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    Una buena pelicula, recomendada para toda la familia. Lo disfrutamos mucho. Van a reir, sorprenderse y encantarse con algunas escenas. Al final un buen mensaje para todos.

  • September 30, 2013 ghope2
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    Love the movie . I am seeing it again and taking my freind. Yes dressing alike, thats what some parents do. Not creepy, bathing he was comfortable , not sexual, wth his daughter

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Box Office: How Surprise Hit 'Instructions Not Included' Stormed the Chart

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Gary Susman on September 2, 2013

Facebook Few (if any) box office analysts accurately predicted this weekend's top five movies, since one of them was a film few pundits had ever heard of: a Mexican dramedy called "Instructions No...

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