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How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 28 April 2017 (USA)
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Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.

Director:

Ken Marino

Writers:

Jon Zack, Chris Spain
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eugenio Derbez ... Maximo
Salma Hayek ... Sara
Raphael Alejandro ... Hugo
Rob Lowe ... Rick
Kristen Bell ... Cindy
Mckenna Grace ... Arden
Raquel Welch ... Celeste
Linda Lavin ... Millicent
Renée Taylor ... Peggy
Rob Corddry ... Quincy
Rob Riggle ... Scott
Rob Huebel ... Nick
Michael Cera ... Remy
Mather Zickel ... James
Vadhir Derbez ... Maximo (Age 21)
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Storyline

Dumped by his extremely rich 80-year-old wife for a younger boy-toy after twenty-five years of prosperous marriage, pampered, yet penniless gold-digger Maximo is forced to take matters into his own hands, perhaps for the very first time in his once luxurious life. As a result, the ageing gigolo will have no other choice but to seek shelter with his estranged widowed sister Sara and his 10-year-old nephew Hugo, completely unprepared though for a rude awakening coupled with a big slice of real life on the side. But once a seducer, always a seducer and as spoiled Maximo struggles to squeeze out one decent idea that would throw him back into the arms of yet another fabulously wealthy widow, a new opportunity will appear; one that includes a profitable first-rate tutorship in how to be the perfect Casanova. Written by Nick Riganas

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Watch and learn this April See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual references and gestures, and for brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como ser un latin lover See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,252,439, 30 April 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,088,029, 18 June 2017
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Trivia

Just before the scene at the water, when Maximo reaches Hugo to walk sexy, the two of them are walking along a street sidewalk. At times you see some people pass in front of the camera and other times there are people walking behind the two. Just at the end of the sidewalk scene, John Heard can be seen entering the from the left, walk behind the two actors, and exit to the right--very briefly almost looking directly at the camera just before disappearing. This was probably shortly before he passed away (July 2017) See more »

Goofs

The opening scene shows a picture of a young Maximo and his family standing together in front of a wall. The picture is stuck to the dashboard of Maximo's father's truck. By the "bouncing" shown in the shot,the truck is obviously suppose to be moving. The next scene shows the father and his truck driving down a road to substantiate that fact. However, when you look at the instruments, there are no amps being drawn, and the coolant temperature gauge is reading down below the lowest end of the cold range, indicating that the truck is not running, as hasn't been. See more »

Quotes

Maximo: I can teach you to use your skills of seduction to get what you want.
Hugo: When do we start?
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) See more »

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Call Me
Written by Debbie Harry and Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Gaby Moreno and Isaac Carpenter
Gaby Moreno appears courtesy of Metamorfosis Enterprises
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wear your love like salsa
16 May 2017 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Truly silly, but fully enjoyable, "How to Be a Latin Lover" hits all the right notes. Eugenio Derbez plays a Mexican who marries a rich woman from Beverly Hills, only to get dumped years later with no money and no idea how to work. Moving in with his hard-working sister (Salma Hayek), he quickly learns that there's something to be said for pulling one's weight...which in this guy's case means some truly awkward things! The movie also takes the time to poke fun at lazy rich people who spend their money on extravagant things (such as a birthday party featuring a certain satirical singer). But mostly, it's just an excuse to have fun. I suspect that they had a lot of fun filming it. The rest of the cast includes Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch, and former "Daily Show" correspondents Rob Corddry and Rob Riggle.


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