5.2/10
71
1 user

Ella y el Candidato (2011)

A politician decides to run for president a second time. However, his campaign takes a toll on his family life. Will he be able to win the election and the love of his family?

Director:

Roberto Girault

Writer:

Olivia Núñez
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

El Estudiante (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After retiring to the beautiful Mexican town of Guanajuato, a 70 year old decides to follow his dreams and enroll at the university where he stumbles upon a new generation and they are bound together by the novel Don Quijote de la Mancha.

Director: Roberto Girault
Stars: Jorge Lavat, Norma Lazareno, José Carlos Ruiz
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Director: Roberto Girault
Stars: Ana Layevska, Karyme Lozano, Paulina Goto
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The fortuitous discovery of an Egyptian document from the 11th century provides the definitive key in locating the chalice from the last supper with Christ. An intense investigation leads ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Girault
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Maria de Medeiros, Anthony Howell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of people dedicated to make the people dreams come true. An old man requests their service to make the dream of his wife come true. They have to act as her grandson and his wife, because she wants to see him again as her last wish.

Director: Roberto Girault
Stars: Jaime Camil, Adriana Louvier, Silvia Mariscal
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A story about the unexpected meeting of two couples in a seaside hotel: two young Mexicans and two retired foreigners, who, after they decide to wait together for an expected hurricane that... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Mario Lozano
Stars: Raúl Méndez, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Fernando Guillén
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series 2013)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton
High Life (2018)
Adventure | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Hector Arredondo Hector Arredondo ... Luis Fernando
Rocío Verdejo ... Lorena
Daniel Martínez ... Carlos
Jorge Luis Moreno ... Iñigo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalia Cordova-Buckley ... Andrea (as Natalia Cordova)
Sandra Destenave Sandra Destenave
Elsy Jimenez Elsy Jimenez ... Reportera
Jorge Lavat
Damayanti Quintanar ... Paola
Edit

Storyline

A politician decides to run for president a second time. However, his campaign takes a toll on his family life. Will he be able to win the election and the love of his family?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

25 November 2011 (Mexico) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Halo Studio See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Clean, clear, deep meaningful message
26 November 2011 | by gvz-705-368690See all my reviews

The opening of this movie in Mexico goes par in time with the growing interest in political campaigns for the presidential election in 2012 and, as such, the main line of this movie is immediately interesting.

But the message comes as a surprise: it is not a political movie, the plot does not circle around the negotiations, arrangements and treachery so common in this kind of movies, but instead hinges on the more important subject of family, unity and the relevance of honesty and integrity.

Don't be confused, it is not a moral exposition but a display of excellent photography, well chosen music and Lorena's (the female star) work is superb (the same can't be said of Luis Fernando, the Candidate, that while having a fitting character is not on the same level).

All in all it is a very refreshing and touching movie. Several simple and funny puns make for a good laugh; more than a few scenes really make you cry, and there are moments when you want to shout to the Candidate that he is a fool and hasn't noticed yet. An enjoyable movie that makes you think about about important matters, with an eloquent message.

And it is so nice to have Mexican-made movies that are more human, more "ordinary", more in touch with a positive view of life: this movie is a good example of this excellent quality of a Director to be profound and at the same time in touch with ordinary, everyday life, not just the extraordinary happenings present on so many productions.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed