• Released
  • August 30, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 55 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
  • 4,422 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An irresponsible playboy must grow up quickly when an ex-lover gives him their daughter to raise.

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Critic Ratings

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70

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Some of the comic bits are a little too broad and silly, but Derbez, in his feature debut, makes Instructions Not Included a balancing act...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Annlee Ellingson
There's a lot of movie here with unexpected developments, held together by the irresistible chemistry between Derbez and his adorable...
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63

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
The film’s counterintuitive success is largely due to Derbez, who demonstrates why he is beloved, both south and north of the border.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The ending of the movie is a real grabber, the sort of thing that lifts and improves a tediously long and otherwise mediocre film and...
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40

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Instructions Not Included is a sporadically amusing but unduly protracted dramedy that slowly — very slowly — devolves into a shameless...
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1st review

By ivanc0709
My one and only review I've wrote for a movie and I loved it. Better than titanic...

Horrible Knockoff

By Cameron_Lee99
This film is just a horrible Spanish knock off if one of the most loved movies, Kramer vs Kramer. The story mirrors the story in a sense and adds the ridiculous humor. The humor is way to cartoony...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Language, Thematic Elements and Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Mix of comedy and tragedy in Mexican dad-daughter tale.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF