Good to watch, excellent of its kind.,
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This review is from: Rudo & Cursi [DVD] (DVD)
Firstly I must say I lived in Mexico for some years, so I recognised many of the types of behaviour and ways of speaking, all if which are totally authentic of the strata of society which they portray. However it's hard to know if someone who doesn't speak Spanish or know Mexico would be able to appreciate this film.
That said, I thought it was very good, both as a tragi-comic story and as a device to show up a particular form of exploitation. It is firmly in the tradition of the great old Mexican films made in the 1940s where 'slick well-educated and rich upper classes' try to exploit 'ignorant but honest peasants' and at first appear to succeed but the very naļveté of the peasants means that they actually come out if it all happy back where they started. In the old films the heroes were cowboys or peasants, here they are footballers.
The two brothers are very well acted, as is the amusingly unscrupulous Argentinian agent, and the script is well written of its kind. You do want to know how the story ends, you certainly become caught up in the story. I would recommend it to expatriate Mexicans above all, but also to anyone who wants a story that will make them smile wryly from time to time.