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Rudo and Cursi
Two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico have a simple dream: saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans. A friendly game of soccer leads to first Rudo, then to Cursi being taken on by the nation’s top talent scout. Suddenly, they find themselves living the high life of star athletes: fame, fortune, fast cars and beautiful women.
Between them, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo Del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inaritu have made some of my favourite films of the last decade so I was delighted when I heard they were teaming up to create the production company Cha Cha Cha. I only thought it was a shame that Speedy Gonzalez wasn't available for the most Mexican film venture of all time (he was too busy perpetuating racial stereotypes). Needless to say, I had high hopes for Rudo Y Cursi, the first and so far only product of this partnership. I was disappointed.
The film has lots in common with Y Tu Mama Tambien - the Cuaron bros, its cast, its energy, a droll narrator and even some of its…
I am gradually discovering that soccer is superior to American football: quicker, more athletic, depending on improvisation more than planning. In South and Central America, where American baseball has been embraced, soccer is a way of life. A movie like "Rudo y Cursi" helps explain why: One day, peons on a banana plantation; the next day, playing for the big bucks in Mexico City. Just bring your shorts, your shoes, your shirt and your ability. No shoulder pads.
The movie is a rags-to-beeyaches comedy about two half-brothers from a poor rural background who are spotted one day by a talent scout. Why was he even watching their small-town game on a vacant lot? He was stranded there, along with his…
Not as much fun as it thinks it is. Very simplistic tale of sibling rivalry. Nothing new.
Carlos tries to imitate the style of his brother. He creates a very rural environment and for that, I must highlight it, including our insatiable passion towards soccer. The parody version of "I Want You to Want Me" by Cheap Trick is the memorable element of iconic value in this comedy, but for the rest, there is nothing else but the typical from-Mr.-nobody-to-famous-rivalry topic . Yes, the Bernal-Luna duo are back but for what matters, this is a movie not to be taken seriously, and we ask the Mexican filmmakers: How many more not-to-be-taken-seriously movies are you planning to release yet?? Haven't we had enough?
I really like south American movies, so not long ago I took 10 from Chile out of the internet, but that’s another story. I went to the cinema to see this one the first time and without expecting too much is a movie that marveled me…
Diego Luna and Garcia Bernal are two banana catchers that leave in the rural mexico side…in their free time they play football…so one day some guy driving a fancy car appears and scouts them to the 1st division in Mexico.
Coming from a poor place Mexico City looks like a monster and Cursi soon starts to feel pray for the rich lifestile..
It’s a sad story in the end about the human behavior and how rotten we are for money and fame…with a touch of comedy.
At the end its brilliantly done and Miss Mas can have my cock to play anytime.
I had put this movie off for so long and I don't know why. I truly loved this film. I am not sure but I think the director is related to Alfonso Cuaran somehow
Two of the greatest actors Mexico has given us -- Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna -- play brothers in this fictional account of siblings who dream of being professional soccer stars and achieve their dreams in many ways. That the two actors are childhood friends makes their performances all the more interesting and real. It's a sports story with many laughs, family drama, and simple storytelling. I definitely recommend this one for foreign film fans.
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