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Spanglish (2004)

A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Georgie (as Ian Hyland)
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Monica (as Cecilia Suarez)
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Flor's Husband
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John Clasky is a devoted dad whose skills as a chef have offered his family a very upscale life, including a summer home in Malibu and a breathtaking new Mexican housekeeper, named Flor. She and her daughter Cristina have recently emigrated to L.A. from Mexico and are trying to find a better life. When they move in with the Claskys for the summer, Flor has to fight for her daughter's soul as she discovers that life in a new country is perilous! Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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A comedy with a language all its own. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »

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17 December 2004 (USA)  »

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Espanglish  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,817,853 (USA) (19 December 2004)

Gross:

$42,044,321 (USA) (30 January 2005)
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Teenage actress Sarah Steele gained approximately 15 pounds for her role as Bernice. She is usually either a size 1 or 2. See more »

Goofs

When John Clasky is making his late night sandwich, in the first shot the fried egg is on top of the bacon, and the lettuce is on top, in the next shot, the egg is on top of the lettuce. See more »

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[first lines]
Boy's Voice: [voiceover to scene of people reviewing applications] To Dean of Admission, Princeton University. The most influential person in my life...
Girl's Voice: ...is Mother Teresa, whose example helped me overcome the arrogance which threatened after my 1600 SAT score in National Merit Scholarship
Girl's Voice #2: ...most influential person taught me the most important word I've ever learned; Aloha, which I...
Narrator: To the Dean of Admission, Princeton University, from Cristina Moreno. Most influential person, my Mother, No ...
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No actors were mistreated in the making of this film. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Cumbia de Los Muertos
Written by Asdrubal Sierra, Chali 2na, Willy Abers, Raul Pacheco (as Raúl Pacheco Jr.),
Ulises Bella, Jose Espinosa, William Marrufo, Justin Poree,
, Jiro Yamaguchi and Cut Chemist
Performed by Ozomatli
Courtesy of Almo Sounds
By Arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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pleasantly surprised
12 December 2004 | by (North Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

I saw Spanglish Saturday night (12/11/04). It was a preview and I haven't seen any critical reviews yet. I liked it enough to give it a 8 out of 10. It's a comedy with enough serious moments to give a person time to pause and think. Young girl emigrates with her mom from Mexico and settles in California. Mom (being in America illegally) settles as a housekeeper for Sandler and Leoni. She's baffled by the monied existence of the upper classes and how it effects her daughter. I thought that Paz Vega is excellent as the mom. Adam Sandler holds back and plays a compassionate father. Cloris Leachman is great and should be nominated for a Best Supporting Actress. The revelation to me is Tea Leoni. I thought that she was great as the waspish/blond mom/wife who feels that she's not getting enough respect at home.


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