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Rudo y Cursi (2008)

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Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional soccer.

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Carlos Cuarón

Writer:

Carlos Cuarón (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gael García Bernal ... Tato
Diego Luna ... Beto
Guillermo Francella ... Batuta
Dolores Heredia ... Elvira
Adriana Paz Adriana Paz ... Toña
Jessica Mas ... Maya
Salvador Zerboni Salvador Zerboni ... Jorge W
Tania Esmeralda Aguilar Tania Esmeralda Aguilar ... Nadia
Joaquín Cosio ... Arnulfo
Alfredo Alfonso Alfredo Alfonso ... Don Casimiro
Fermín Martínez Fermín Martínez ... DT Obdulio
Eduardo Von Eduardo Von ... DT Bruno López
Axel Ricco Axel Ricco ... Mena
Harold Torres ... Trompo Tovar
Gabino Rodríguez Gabino Rodríguez ... Mafafo
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Storyline

Mexican half brothers Beto and Tato--who will eventually be appropriately nicknamed Rudo (rough) and Cursi (corny), respectively--have a typical love/hate relationship with each other. They both work on a banana plantation and live with their extended family consisting of their mother, abusive stepfather, sister Nadia, and Beto's wife Toña and their children. The family are rural peasant class and are barely making ends meet. The brothers' fortunes change when into their lives comes Batuta, a soccer scout. Despite their advancing ages, both Beto and Tato are naturally gifted at soccer, Beto as a goaltender and Tato as a striker. Playing professionally has always been Beto's dream, although Tato has other professional thoughts on his mind. Batuta eventually recruits both for different teams in Mexico City. Beto's and Tato's fortunes rise and fall, the falls based on those things which hold more passion for the brothers. For Tato, he loves fast women, specifically television ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

La Vida es Un Volado

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 July 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Rudo & Cursi See more »

Filming Locations:

Cihuatlan, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$211,460, 10 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,826,674, 21 August 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song that 'Gael Garcia Bernal' sings ('Quiero que me Quieras') is a cover to Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me" See more »

Quotes

Jorge W: Catch me up Rudo, it's not me, I'm just the executive, I lead the operation, it's just that they want their money, that's obvious.
Beto: Well, tell them to rise my credit.
Jorge W: I swear you man, I'm really ashamed but that's impossible. You got a Tsunami like debt, dude.
Beto: I can over pay them if they want, just give me more time, please.
Jorge W: No Rudo, I'd love to but I really can't
[Asks a Market Attendant]
Jorge W: Excuse me, you got Pampers Ultra Supreme?
[the attendant says no]
Jorge W: Shiiit! Look Rudo, you ain't got a limit, ...
[...]
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Sueño de amor
Written by Eddy Guerra
Performed by La Sonora Dinamita and Toñita
Courtesy of Discos Fuentes / Edimúsica, SA
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Had Great Expectations, but This Film Failed to Deliver!
31 July 2016 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

...........................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA...and ORLANDO, FL

Most Mexican films I've seen in recent years have received a well-deserved 8*! Besides, RUDO boasts a redux of the pairing of Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, who starred in "Y Tu Mama Tamien". Remember the great portrayals they gave in that film? The superb on-screen chemistry they exhibited? RUDO begins with the title characters as brothers;(Well, 1/2 brothers) working on a banana plantation in rural Mexico. RUDO gets off to a great start, although most of the funnier bits are rooted in the cultural regional oddities demonstrated in the congenial non-stop string of obscenities and insults the two brothers hurl at each other.

I don't use subtitles in Spanish, but for those who do, I'd imagine a lot of the humor is lost, because regional cultural quirks are naturally lost in translation! As RUDO progressed, it became increasingly obvious that my expectations weren't going to be met! Like genetically engineered bananas (You know, the ones that take forever to ripen!) RUDO was picked too soon and served up green! The movie is funny and amusing at times, but could've been a lot funnier, if everybody hadn't been so strained, if they all hadn't TRIED so hard for laughs.

Also, It's extremely tough to forgive the fact that RUDO's basic premise revolves around two 30ish banana ranch worker brothers, who play local soccer on weekends, suddenly becoming the best PRO-Soccer players in all of Mexico. That's a lot of suspension-of-disbelief! Don't miss Music Video: Special Features...."Las Chicas Mexicanas" try just hard enough!

RUDO = 6*(Barely)...ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!?!?!?


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