Sunday, May 27, 2018

How to Be a Latin Lover (on DVD)

How to Be a Latin Lover
directed by Ken Marino, and starring Eugenio Derbez [DVD How]

This is a pretty goofy, albeit cute movie about a man who married for money and has to learn what to do when that doesn’t work out. When he has no other option but to crash his sister’s house, he does a pretty okay job keeping his language clean for his nephew. Euphemisms abound when he has to describe his prior life. I thoroughly enjoyed Eugenio Derbez in the movie Instructions Not Included, which is another movie that is good for Spanglish speakers or audience members who are OK with captions throughout about half of the movie. Many of the actors with small parts (such as Kristen Bell, Rob Lowe, and others) were recognizable from other comedic shows and movies, and they did wonderfully and didn’t steal the spotlight too much. The special features described how this movie is hoping to be a break into the English speaking audiences for Derbez. It would be well deserved.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Instructions Not Included.] [Also available in traditional print format.]

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ Wikipedia page for How to Be a Latin Lover ]

Recommended by Naomi S.
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