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Rudo y Cursi

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Carlos Cuarón

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About the Movie

Carlos Cuarón, who co-wrote the script for his brother Alfonso Cuarón's breakthrough hit, Y Tu Mamá También, makes his feature directorial debut with Rudo y Cursi. The film also reunites the stars of the earlier film, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, and is the first release from the production company Alfonso started with Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu, Cha Cha Chá. Rudo y Cursi depicts the changing relationship between two brothers who become soccer stars. Beto (Luna), the goaltender, is nicknamed "Rudo" because of his hard-nosed style of play, while Tato (Bernal), a forward, gets the nickname "Cursi" for his flamboyant goal celebrations and his flashy lifestyle. They both start out picking bananas in remote Tlachatlán, where they share a devotion to their mother. Then Batuta (Argentinean comic Guillermo Francella), a charmingly shiftless professional scout, happens by. He can only sign one of the brothers, so they battle it out on the pitch to see who gets his break. Instead of throwing the match to his brother as plan, Tato scores a goal and is on his way to stardom. He's more interested in becoming a pop star than a soccer star, but when he meets Maya (Jessica Mas), a famous TV hostess he's dreamed about for years, he begins to enjoy the trappings of fame. Meanwhile, resentful Beto waits for his chance. When he finally gets his break, he leaves his disapproving wife, Toña (Adriana Paz), and his kids to sneak off to Mexico City. The brothers' fortunes rise and fall, with Tato distracted by a demanding girlfriend and a hopeless singing career, while Beto deals with marital strife and a serious gambling problem. Rudo y Cursi had its New York Premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 110
  • Fresh: 80
  • Rotten: 30
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [Has] a mess of cultural issues to reckon with, and Rudo y Cursi deals with them while offering an engaging rags-to-riches sports fantasy. – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 29, 2009

Fresh: Bernal and Luna have great sibling comic chemistry. – Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, Jun 5, 2009

Fresh: Carlos Cuaron, Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Y Tu Mama Tambien, makes his directorial debut with this easygoing sports movie/family drama/musical comedy/crime story. – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: As we follow their adventures, it's impossible to ignore how poorly women come off in this story, alternatively as nags, cheats, liars and cloying opportunists. – Greg Quill, Toronto Star, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews


El Duo del cine mexicano ha regresado para darnos, Rudo y Cursi. Esta pelicula esta chistosa. Tiene morales de la vida a comparandolo con el futbol. Chistosa en momentos adequados y la drama entra al final. El cuento fue escrito muy bien Gael y Diego nunca fallan. Me encanto, la recomiendo a todos.


Esta pelicula muestra el comportamiento del ser humano cuando repentinamente cambia su situacion economica, conjugado con las excelentes actuaciones y buen humor, hacen de esta, una pelicula digna de verse.


Es una buena pelicula

Rudo y Cursi
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2009

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