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Spanglish (2004)

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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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James L. Brooks

Writer:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... John Clasky
Téa Leoni ... Deborah Clasky
Paz Vega ... Flor
Cloris Leachman ... Evelyn
Shelbie Bruce ... Cristina
Sarah Steele ... Bernice
Ian Donovan Hyland ... Georgie (as Ian Hyland)
Victoria Luna ... Cristina (six years old)
Cecilia Suárez ... Monica (as Cecilia Suarez)
Ricardo Molina ... Flor's Husband
Brenda Canela ... Luz
Eddy Martin ... Fourteen-Year-Old Boy
Nicole Nieth Nicole Nieth ... Hostess at Fancy Restaurant
Jamie Kaler ... Businessman
James Lancaster ... Businessman
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Storyline

Flor emigrates to Los Angeles from Mexico in hopes of finding a better life for her and her daughter, Cristina. Hired by the John and Deborah Clasky as their housekeeper, Flor contends with the language barrier, Cristina's budding femininity, and the eccentric Clasky's way of life. Written by Anonymous

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Every family has a hero. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Espanglish See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,817,853, 19 December 2004

Gross USA:

$42,726,869

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,041,367
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah Steele gained approximately fifteen pounds for her role as Bernice. She is usually either a size 1 or 2. See more »

Goofs

When Deborah is picked up by the businessman and he backs his Audi out of the driveway, there is no license plate on the car. In the next shot, it suddenly has one. 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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A Mexican immigrant takes on a new job and the paths of both families collide
21 January 2017 | by anitiruSee all my reviews

I started watching this just hoping for a few laughs, this being an Adam Sandler movie. Instead, I found a deep story dealing with issues relevant to real life: what are the values that define you as a person? What is acceptable and what is not? Why one has to draw the distinction between what feels good and what is good?

Spanglish is a good movie backed up by some great performances by Paz Vega and Adam Sandler. Tea Leoni performs her role well and Cloris Leachman is an able support, at times adding a flavor of dry comedy.

I won't reveal the plot. All I'll say is it is worth your time. A funny movie with a solid story and something to take away later.


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