Rudo Y Cursi

M.A.D. : Rudo y Cursi (2008)

Directed by Carlos Cuaron, this Mexican film stars one of my favorite actors Gael Garcia Bernal.  The movie is based on two half brothers, Tato and Beto who live in rural Mexico and work on a banana plantation farm.  They are scouted by Batuta, who provides them with a rare opportunity to play soccer for different teams in Mexico City.  We watch as the brothers are exposed to a completely different life than they are used to: money, cars, women, etc. But with success comes failure and Cuaron does an excellent job portraying how one’s passions can interfere with talent. 

I really enjoyed this film and agree with Rotten Tomatoes score of 72%!

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When they become famous soccer players Tato gets the nickname Cursi (Corny) and Beto gains the title Rudo (rough).

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Cursi’s real dream is to be a singer and here is his one of a kind music video:

I seriously adore Gael Garcia Bernal…. I mean, can you blame me??

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These three movies are some of favorites that Gael stars in: Amores Perros (2000) directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) by Alfonso Cuaron, and The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) directed by Walter Salles.

Here is a list of a few other films where you can see Gael:

The Science of Sleep (2006)

Revolucion (2006)

The King (2005)

La Mala Educacion (2004)

Dot the I (2003)

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