Instructions Not Included (No se Aceptan Devoluciones) Synopsis
An irresponsible playboy must grow up quickly when an ex-lover gives him their daughter to raise.
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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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Watch Out Hollywood, Eugenio Derbez is here to stay!

By vanessamedrano1
I had the privilege of attending the screening of Instructions Not Included in Miami last night. The movie is not only comedy, it has it all. Yes, it's funny but Eugenio made it so he didn't try to...

[Johnny] Bravo!!!

By MedRed
*This movie is subtitled* Instructions Not Included is a great, emotional movie depicting an amazing dad overcoming his fears to raise the daughter his one time fling abandoned. I wasn't...

EXCELENTE!!!!!!!

By iaservin
POR FIN ALGO MUY BUENO QUE SALIO DE MEXICO!!!!!! ESTO DESPUES DE LA EPOCA DE ORO DE MEXICO, ES EL CINE EN QUE DEBEN INVERTIR!!! MUCHISIMAS FELICIDADES Eugenio TODO NUESTRO APOYO... SIN MUCHO...

Instructions Not Included (No se Aceptan Devoluciones)

By MICHAEL.MYA
Excellent movie. To see at the theater. One of the most beautiful movie experience I have had for a very long time. The you can feel the joy and the suspense is tense. To do such a quality...

A Sunday afternoon movie on a whim...

By superdome747
...and what a surprise! This was the most enjoyable movie I have seen in a while. Although a cliché, my wife and I laughed, cried, and saw life. I am not a Spanish speaker nor a tele novel fan...I...

Way Better than expected

By mhlizano
Please be aware the movie is mainly in Spanish, so If you do not speak Spanish you will have to rely on the captioning. The story is good, a mix of humor and drama. The movie is very funny and...

Derbez took "El Cine Mexicano" to whole new level.

By Morquecho_Films
This movie has it all. Beautiful cinematography, an amazing story line, an awesome cast.. It plays with your feelings in a way not many movies are able to do. You will cry, and 10 seconds after you...

Beautiful movie

By alfonsodiana
I went to see this movie last night with my family. This is an excellent movie. It has it all, a great story, great acting. Congratulations for Eugenio Derbez & Loreto Peralta -Maggie- Well...

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By smac75
Great story!!! Truly amazing , its a must see!!! Will watch AGAIN in the theater Just to take the rest of the Family!!!! Heart warming movie, you laugh and cry!!! So many unexpected things!!! LOVE...

Grrrrreeeeeeaaaattttt movie!!

By irivera87
I went to see the movie last night, it was sold out so I had to wait 3 hrs to see it, but it was worth it!! I cried at the end. I loved it!!!! a must see movie...

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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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