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Pulling Strings (2013)

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After a night of drinking, Rachel, a diplomat working in Mexico City finds her world turned upside down after she's saved by Alejandro, a Mariachi singer whose visa was rejected the day before - by Rachel.

Director:

Pitipol Ybarra

Writers:

Georgina Garcia Riedel (screenplay) (as Georgina Riedel), Issa López (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime Camil ... Alejandro
Laura Ramsey ... Rachel
Omar Chaparro ... Canicas
Aurora Papile Aurora Papile ... Carol
Renata Ybarra Renata Ybarra ... Maria
Mariachi Juvenil de Tecalitlán Mariachi Juvenil de Tecalitlán ... Alejandro's Mariachi Band
Stockard Channing ... Virginia
Tom Arnold ... Art
Roberto Sosa ... Hapi
Carlos Macias Carlos Macias ... Neron
Jorge Zárate Jorge Zárate ... Cosme
Emilio Guerrero ... Don Gus
Juan Pablo Gil Juan Pablo Gil ... Manolo
Luis Fernando Peña ... Max
María del Carmen Farias ... School Principal
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Storyline

Rachel is an intelligent, modern-day woman constantly on the move. Primarily focused on her career as a diplomatic consul for the U.S. embassy, she's literally lived her life on the move, globe-trotting from city to city. Currently working in Mexico City and set to leave for London, Rachel's world turns upside down on the eve of her own goodbye party when she gets drunk and passes out on the street. Saved by Alejandro, a handsome Mariachi singer and single father, Rachel wakes up in his apartment with no recollection of how she got there. Nor does she remember that she rejected his visa the day before, which he desperately needs for his daughter. Romance unexpectedly blossoms between the two, but either sparks or fists will fly after she finds out his secret. Written by Pantelion Films

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Even with backup, he can't sing his way out of this one.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 November 2013 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Mexican Singer See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,500,000, 6 October 2013

Gross USA:

$5,823,487
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Technical Specs

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Color
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Trivia

Director Pedro Pablo Ybarra had some issues when it came to meshing the English and Spanish components. Ybarra, who is a Mexican native, had to learn to overcome a slight language barrier when instructing his American actors. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the story, Rachel demonstrates sufficient Spanish skills to hold conversations with immigration applicants, yet during the rest of the film Alejandro and Canicas speak freely in front of her without being understood. See more »

Quotes

Alejandro: My dad said "Life beats you, but some people beg for it."
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Soundtracks

Me siento vivo
Written by Áureo Baqueiro (as Aureo Baqueiro)
Performed by Jaime Camil
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Can't Believe The Low Ratings
17 November 2013 | by ztk-ztk1212See all my reviews

I'm going to keep this short, simple, and straight to the point.

This movie contains romance, comedy, characters you can relate to, and a well written story line. The dialogue is bilingual but no need to worry, the movie comes with subtitles and is well balanced between the 2 languages. It is by far one of the funniest movies I've seen in the past couple of years.

This is a romantic comedy, a genre that I don't generally like and one which I'm very picky and critical of. So for me to say that this movie is great means IT'S FREAKING GREAT! There NEEDS to be MORE movies like this!

Go watch it! I bet anything that you will be laughing throughout the whole movie.


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