Instructions Not Included (No se Aceptan Devoluciones) Saturday, 06 June 2020

Instructions Not Included (No se Aceptan Devoluciones)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG-13 (USA): Sexual content, thematic elements and language.

  • The pitch:

    No refunds.

  • Starring:

    Eugenio Derbez, Loreto Peralta, Jessica Lindsey, Daniel Raymont, Alessandra Rosaldo, Hugo Stiglitz, Sammy Pérez, Arcelia Ramírez, Agustín Bernal, Karla Souza

  • Directed by:

    Eugenio Derbez

  • Running time:

    122 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    People get hit, knocked over, repeatedly thrown against a wall, bullied, electrocuted, dragged behind a vehicle, kidnapped. A boy is thrown from a cliff, locked up, forced to confront fears. A gun is pointed at a man and a baby. A baby falls in a pool. A man jumps from a high balcony. An animal is squashed. A man yells at a child. Film actors wear balaclavas, wrestle, throw a straight-jacketed stuntman off a high ledge. Arguing, screaming, skipping school. Blood/gore: Hypodermic needle jabbed into skin. Bloody grazes, bruising, bloody skin, bloody bandage.


    A man has sex with several different partners. Passionate kissing. Womanising. Sex acts discussed. Male bottom. People in underwear. Skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage.


    Overcoming addictions mentioned. Smoking.


    F-words, s-words, p*ss, slang terms for genitalia. Name-calling, teasing, school bullying. Religious references. Parenting, gender, cultural, ethnic, genre, film-making stereotypes. Jokes about dementia, immigrants, ethnicity, fatherhood, disability, dwarfs, age.


    Single-parenting, father-daughter relationships, child custody, abandonment, La Quebrada cliff-diving, playboys, hitch-hiking, people-smuggling, casting, stunts, toilet-training, film-making, love, fear, fantasy, immigrants, language barriers, reunions, paternity testing, terminal illness.


    Abandoned child, estranged mother, deceased child. Deceased father/grandfather mentioned. Zoo, airport, courtroom, cemetery settings. Tarantula, wolves, dogs, spider, zebras, elephant. Planes, clowns. Hamburger eaten. Toilet, potty, urination, burping, spitting. Fears of flying, growing up, commitment mentioned. Foul odours discussed. Spanish and English languages (subtitled). Original title is No se Aceptan Devoluciones.


    Sweet, funny, poignant, clever, inventive, charming, entertaining. Irresistible chemistry between casts. Attention-grabbing ending. Imaginative animation sequences.


    Melodramatic, predictable, mediocre, overlong, sentimental, formulaic, over-acted. Aggressive score, a little too silly at times. Limited audience appeal.

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