Instructions Not Included
Instructions Not Included (2013)

Valentin (Eugenio Derbez) is Acapulco's resident playboy-until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Valentin leaves Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby's mother, but only ends up finding a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 21, 2014
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Critic Score
56%
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90%



Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The film's counterintuitive success is largely due to Derbez, who demonstrates why he is beloved, both south and north of the border.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"Instructions Not Included" is a sweet little movie that is more than it seems to be.

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Abigail Garnett
Paste Magazine

Derbez, a sharp comedic actor with an emotive face, ably shoulders most of the film's emotional burden.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

This sporadically amusing but unduly protracted dramedy devolves into a shameless tearjerker in its third act.

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Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Surprisingly touching father/daughter story. Humor and heart make a winning combination.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Unevenly handled, slurrying emotions in a way that feels careless rather than cleverly unconventional.

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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Bill Gibron
Film Racket

It's not a great film, but for what it wants to do, it's a decent diversion.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Mix of comedy and tragedy in Mexican dad-daughter tale.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Life doesn't care if you're ready. Good Film! Excellent performance from Derbez and the little girl. It's one of those movies that you go out… More
Jared H
It wasn't sure what it wanted to be, and I wasn't sure what it was.