Got used to reckless life one day young rake Valentin suddenly appears in difficult situation: one of his former girlfriends, American Julia leaves the guy with the one-year-old child on hands and will run. Together with baby Maggie Valentin goes on searches of the fugitive from Acapulco to Los Angeles, but, without having found there Julia, it is necessary to bring up in States the child to whom during a trip managed to become attached. For the next six years Valentin turned into the best father on light, but sudden return of mummy threatens a small family – Julia intends to take away Maggie and does not hesitate in methods.
The picture not only became the champion in local Mexican hire, but also raised the greatest number of money in world cash desk, having turned 5 million dollars of the budget into 100 million collecting
The Mexican cinema is in strange situation. On the one hand, the neighbourhood with the USA and Hollywood does this country by the attractive market of search of new faces and hire of films. With another – the difference in languages allows Mexico to do own independent cinema. Until recently Latin Americans did not apply for something bigger, than modest local hire and local successes, but драмеди «Instructions are not applied» could break a barrier of misunderstanding and with success to act not only in Mexico, but also at cinemas of the northern Big Brother. Than "Instructions" so involved the viewer?
Shortly before a premiere of the film to Acapulco in which passes a part of a plot of the film, destructive hurricane fell. Founders of a picture transferred to victims a part of profit from tape hire in a premier weekend
For the massive attack on world audience founders of the film used practically all available arsenal. In a leading role comedian Eugenio Derbes most popular in Latin America acts, he risked for the first time to assume duties of the director, an interlacing of Spanish and English of languages, and also as a scene of action of Los Angeles and Acapulco the ethnic group, a drama and comedy combination, at last, an unscrupulous manipulation with children’s tears – composed simple and available is involved with a choice prevailing now on the Western coast of America. Such should work. And it worked, the viewer incurred money in cinemas, looking at an acid and bright poster and having bought on obvious референсы.
Yes, from comparison to "Instructions" not to get to anywhere, similarity to the classical drama «Kramer against Kramer» more than obviously, but focus that the film not especially hurries to tell about a lawsuit and companion problems. At first founders play the comedy, and play successfully (jokes about the English-speaking child, inexact double transfer and a casting of "Gravitation" are really good). Derbes uses all the comic potential in the first two thirds of a picture, perhaps, only attempt to make the 20-year-old playboy of the 51-year-old actor failed, and for the rest the actor is very convincing and even is touching. The fine tandem developed at Derbes with young Loreto Peralta, the chemistry is obvious, though both and change from time to time. And everything would be good, be played "Instructions" sendlerovsky "Big Daddy" (By the way, founders transfer to Sandler in the film amusing hello), but in the last third the picture does a sharp list in the drama and almost splashes out the child together with water. From unpretentious, but the nice comedy the most unscrupulous ways of a slezovyzhimaniye suddenly get out, to a course there is all: the incurable diseases, the died grandfather, the test for paternity, parting of the father and the daughter and sudden escape. It seems, still slightly, and in a shot will kill a shchenochka if only the viewer broke into tears. Fortunately, to do it it is not necessary – the tragedy will suffice all and without it, even to the most cynical audience.
The picture was lucky with castes. Let in roles actors not too known even in North America also were marked out, without speaking about other world, but in ensemble they developed quite good, live and nice. Despite evidence of a plot and predictability of history, to "Instructions" to eat than surprise you in the ending. The tape could be reduced slightly, but one of the last scenes turns around a flashback recovering impression of viewing. All this is made technically qualitatively and director’s autumn precisely.