Rudo y Cursi

User rating: 5

Release Date: May 8, 2009 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: August 25, 2009

R | 1h 43m | Comedy, Drama

Tato (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Beto (Diego Luna), two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico, have a simple dream of saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans; a friendly game of soccer leads to first one, then the other being taken on by the nation's top talent scout, Batuta, and gives rise to the first of many emotional head to heads between brothers.

Suddenly, they find themselves living the high life of star athletes—fame, riches, fast cars, and beautiful women. But every dream has a dark side, and when they are forced to compete on rival teams, bitterness brews between them. Mutual trust gives way to resentment and betrayal, while the dangers of their wild new lifestyles threaten debt and the safety of their entire family. In the end, all will ride on the one big game between their two clubs. Tato and Beto must face each other on the pitch but also reunite again as brothers before they lose everything they had once dreamed of.

Director: Carlos Cuarón
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Producer(s): Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Alfonso Cuaron, Frida Torresblanco, Guillermo del Toro, Tita Lombardo
Cast: Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Guillermo Francella, Jessica Mas, Dolores Heredia
Writer(s): Carlos Cuarón

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