• Rudo y Cursi (2009)

Rudo y Cursi

Release Date: May 8th, 2009

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Tato (Gael García Bernal) and Beto (Diego Luna) are poor stepbrothers living on a banana plantation in Mexico. Both are talented soccer players, but their dreams lay elsewhere: tone-deaf Tato wants to be a singer, while Beto is content to remain on the plantation. One day, a sports agent sees the two young men playing soccer and offers to take one of them to Mexico City for a chance at sports stardom.

Cast: Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia, Adriana Paz, Jessica Mas, Salvador Zerboni, Tania Esmeralda Aguilar

Director: Carlos Cuarón

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Focus Features, Canana Films, Universal International Pictures

Keywords: Brother, Rivalry, Rise, Sacrifice, Fall, Amusing, 2000s, Moving

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Rudo y Cursi scores from every angle -- comic, personal and cross-cultural. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Luna and García Bernal display the kind of chemistry that makes you overlook the clichés in the script by first-time director Carlos Cuarón. Sometimes good-natured fun is enough. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is not a deep movie, but it's a broad one. It reunites three talents who had an enormous hit with "Y Tu Mama Tambien": actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, and Carlos Cuaron, who wrote that film and writes and directs this one. Instead of trying to top themselves with life and poignancy, they wisely do something for fun. show more

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