Pulling Strings
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Rachel is an intelligent modern day woman constantly on the move. Primarily focused on her career as a diplomatic consul for the U.S. embassy, she's literally lived her life on the move, globetrotting from city to city. Currently working in Mexico City and set to leave for London, Rachel's world turns upside down on the eve of her own goodbye party when she gets drunk and passes out on the street. Saved by Alejandro, a handsome Mariachi singer and single father, Rachel wakes up in his apartment with no recollection of how she got there. Nor does she remember that she rejected his visa… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie boasts an understated sweetness, largely fueled by Camil's movie-star charms. He's the kind of performer who doesn't have to work hard to win over an audience; he is instantly likable. In a movie like this, that's money in the bank."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"This bilingual romantic comedy is overly long and has a paper-thin plot, but it's too sweet-natured to dislike."
‑ Chuck Wilson, Village Voice
"A bilingual romantic comedy hopes to bridge the ties with a crossover audience, but has only the charm of the leading man going for it."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"Ultimately, the film is absolutely charming if a bit too predictable and glued more to sit-com narrative strategies and aesthetics than is healthy. Still, Pulling Strings works on a number of levels."
‑ Louis Black, Austin Chronicle
"This entertaining crossover vehicle for Mexican star Jaime Camil sets a familiar love story to a mariachi beat."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Sweet subtitled romcom hinges on night of drinking."
‑ Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
"No new ground is broken here, but when a formula entertainer goes through its motions with as much sweet sincerity as it does here, that point is rendered moot."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Every bit as bad as most Hollywood romantic comedies."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Serving mostly as a strong calling card for star Jaime Camil, the film has an appealingly loose, slightly ramshackle charm."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Pulling Strings isn't particularly sharp as either a comedy or a romance."
‑ Abigail Garnett, Paste Magazine
"Subtlety and surprise are thrown out the window in this far-fetched Mexican romantic comedy."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"Cute Mexico City mariachi-flavored romance hampered by a tepid story and weak chemistry between the leads."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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