Last Updated on September 17, 2022
How to Be a Latin Lover is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Ken Marino. It was written by Chris Spain and Jon Zack and stars Salma Hayek, Raphael Alejandro, and Eugenio Derbez. The film follows the life of a man who spends his entire adulthood married to a rich old woman. It earned $62.6 million worldwide.
Derbez’s starring role in a feature film
As an actor, Derbez’s resume is impressive. He has co-starred in several films and has won numerous awards, including the coveted Best Actor award at the 2017 Golden Globes. In addition to his starring role in “Overboard,” Derbez has been featured in numerous TV shows and films, including the 2001 sitcom Carita de Angel. In addition, he has appeared in animated films such as “The Book of Life.”
Although Derbez’s film career has been largely devoted to comedies, his starring role in “CODA” is a major breakthrough. The film follows a music instructor, Bernardo Villalobos, who accompanies the main character Ruby, a deaf girl. The film won four awards during its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and it later went on to win the Best Picture Oscar.
In addition to being an actor, Derbez is also a director and writer. His film Instructions Not Included became the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time, and it broke several box office records, earning over $100 million globally. Derbez has also appeared in films such as “How to Be a Latin Lover” and “Dora and the Lost City of Gold.” The film earned him the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Eugenio Derbez was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He is the son of publicist Eugenio Gonzalez Salas and actress Silvia Derbez. His career started at a young age as an extra in a telenovela, and later on, he played various roles in the sketch comedy series “Anabel,” which aired on Televisa from 1988 to 1993.
In 2013, Derbez relocated to Los Angeles and joined forces with Pantelion’s former president of production, Benjamin Odell, to form 3Pas Studios. The production company specializes in Spanish-language and English-language films aimed at U.S. Latinos. Derbez’s next starring role was in the 2014 comedy “How to Be a Latin Lover.” The film cost just $10 million and grossed $62.5 million worldwide.
Maximo’s attempt to reignite his charm as a latin lover
“How to Be a Latin Lover” is a funny movie about a middle-aged boy toy named Maximo. As a child, he sucked up rich old ladies, and now he has an entire fleet of sports cars, as well as a long-term relationship with a woman named Peggy (Linda Lavin). Unfortunately, when Peggy decides to remarry someone else, Maximo finds himself homeless and unemployed.
After a divorce from his first wife, Maximo tries to rekindle his charm as a latin lover by seducing his younger nephew, Hugo. While he’s trying to win back Celeste, he bonds with Hugo, his nephew. The two fall in love, and their relationship turns romantic. The movie makes you want to see Maximo’s rekindled charm!
A sleazy, aristocratic, and sincere character, Derbez strikes a good balance between sleazy and sincere. Hayek’s performance is also effective, providing a nice foil to Maximo. The film’s supporting cast includes a couple of familiar faces in key roles. Kristen Bell is the manager of a frozen yogurt shop, and Rob Riggle and Rob Huebel play car wrap salesmen.
A lighthearted comedy with a positive message, “How to Be a Latin Lover” is a fun change of pace from serious dramas. It is also funny, with several hilarious moments involving Maximo, his best friend Rick, and Arden’s lovelorn Hugo. In fact, the two men have an excellent chemistry. While it’s a PG-13 movie, it contains some crude humor and some brief nudity.
In the third act, Maximo apologizes to his nephew, Celeste Birch, and the other characters. He also tries to regain his charm as a latin lover. However, his attempt fails, and he ends up moving in with Rick’s sister and older girlfriend, Cindy. However, he has to deal with his sister’s jealousy and attempts to patch up his relationship with her.
Maximo’s nephew teaches his nephew how to be a miniature latin lover
In the film “Maximo’s Nephew,” Maximo’s nephew learns how to be a latin lover while he tries to woo Arden’s affections. In the film, he is also forced to distract Sara by pushing her into the arms of his neighbor, Ilan Arditti. In the process, he teaches his nephew how to be a miniature latin lover, as well as a human being.
In “Maximo’s Nephew,” Eugenio Derbez plays the quintessential gigolo. He is charming and unprofessional, and he preys on the weakest and most vulnerable of the opposite sex. He has a paunch, dyes his gray hair with shoe polish, and barely makes eye contact. The film takes place in the late 1970s, and the story follows the life of Maximo and his nephew.
The film’s characters are fun to watch, and its humor is mixed. Even when the scenes of death and violence are horrific, there are still moments when we can laugh. Nevertheless, there are few memorable scripted lines or memorable jokes. While the movie lacks memorable scripted dialogue, its central characters are fun and likable. And although it doesn’t have the depth of other films, “Maximo’s Nephew teaches his nephew how to be a miniature latin lover” will definitely appeal to adults.
The film is funny and touching in places. The movie isn’t a laugh-fest, but it will have you rolling your eyes. Derbez and Chris Spain wrote this film. The film has been nominated for the Best Comedy Movie Oscar®. It was released in the U.S. on December 29th. The award-winning film earned an IMDB rating of B.
“Maximo’s Nephew: How to Be a Miniature Latin Lover” is a delightful movie. It has a cast of recognizable actors, but it’s an uphill struggle. Even if you haven’t seen the film yet, you can catch it now on DVD. So don’t wait and watch the film!
Maximo tries to distract Sara by pushing her into the arms of a neighbor
“How to Be a Latin Lover” is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Ken Marino and written by Chris Spain and Jon Zack. It stars Salma Hayek, Eugenio Derbez, and Raphael Alejandro. The film follows a man whose whole life he’s spent married to a rich old woman. It grossed $62.6 million worldwide.
The plot follows an aging Latin man named Maximo who is dumped by his much younger mistress and moved in with his estranged sister, Sara (Salma Hayek). His son, Hugo, helps him meet the widow, Sara, who is a wealthy, self-made millionaire. In this film, Maximo learns that love and trust must be earned and not given freely.
Maximo is a struggling writer who tutors his nephew Hugo in order to get more money. Maximo has an ulterior motive – Hugo has a grade school crush on his rich, divorced grandma (Raquel Welch).
A decade later, Maximo wraps Sara’s car as a mobile ad for a strip club, wooing her with a Latin accent. Then, he begins to teach her how to be a gigolo and what it means to be “great in bed.” While this is all very well and good, it does mean that the young Maximo lost his youthful sex appeal.
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