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Rudo and Cursi (2009)

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3.5 out of 10 Interesting 'footie' movie
Denise from Sligo, 18 Jan 2013
Rented this cos I missed it at our movie club, also Gael Garcia Bernal usually in good films. Set in South America, these 2 brothers are spotted playing football in their local village by a talent scout, who promises them great things. Surprisingly they do make it into big-time football (huge in S America) but it's most watchable for the relationship between the 2 brothers, crucial towards the end. The film doesn't go into enough detail at times, however its really watchable (don't get disheartened after an unpromising first 20 mins or so..)
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3.5 out of 10 Great acting carries a light story
Pauric from Donegal, 02 Feb 2010
Rudo & Cursi brings together again some of the key players from the excellent Y Tu Mama Tambien. Although the dynamic between Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna as bickering half-brothers is enjoyable, this film does not reach the dramatic peaks of their previous outing together. The themes of the film are universal, brothers trying to create a better life for themselves and their families, struggling to cope with their demons. However the story seems to drag a little in places even though, ironi
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Beto and Tato are a pair of rivaling, dim-witted brothers who work on a dusty banana ranch and play soccer for their local team. Beto, a goalie whose hot temper on the field earns him the nickname of Rudo, dreams of becoming a professional soccer player, while Tato wants to be a famous singer. They both share the dream of building a big house for their mother, Elvira, but all of their desires seem completely out of reach, that is, until a talent scout, Batuta, discovers their...

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