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Rudo y Cursi

Rating:R (for pervasive language, sexual content and brief drug use)
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:May 8, 2009
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia, Adriana Paz
Director:Carlos Cuarón
Producer:Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu, David Linde, Guillermo del Torro
Writer:Carlos Cuarón
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Description: Beto and Tato are a pair of rivaling, dim-witted brothers who work on a dusty banana ranch and play soccer for their local team. Beto, a goalie whose hot temper on the field earns him the nickname of Rudo, dreams of becoming a professional soccer player, while Tato wants to be a famous singer. They both share the dream of building a big house for their mother, Elvira, but all of their desires seem completely out of reach, that is, until a talent scout, Batuta, discovers their skill on the field. To Beto's chagrin, it is Tato, whose curlicue field play earns him the nickname of Cursi, who is chosen to become a star player. Not to be bested, Beto scores a goalie position on a rival team, further intensifying the competition between them. But success makes the brothers confront their own personal demons and sets them on a chase for more than just soccer balls. Cuaron keeps the energy high and the laughter rolling even as he crafts a moral into the story. But even if the dueling brothers do find a way out of the banana ranch, will the banana ranch ever find a way out of them?

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