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CastPaz Vega, Téa Leoni, Cloris Leachman, Matt Battaglia, Thomas Haden Church, Adam Sandler, Shelbie Bruce, Sarah Steele, Ian Hyland, Victoria Luna, Freddy Soto
DirectorJames L. Brooks
Genre:  Comedy, Romance
Release Date:  December 17, 2004
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
Screen WriterJames L. Brooks
Runtime:  2hrs 10min
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review by . May 03, 2009
This is one of the more enjoyable movies I have seen in the past year! It focuses on a single Mexican mother (Flor), who is trying to raise her daughter by working two jobs. When she realizes that she needs to spend more time with her daughter, she talks to a friend about helping her find a job that pays at least the combined salary of her two jobs.     The friend takes her to the home of a wealthy couple to be a housekeeper/nanny. This is a major change for her because since …
review by . March 30, 2009
This unusual film is surprisingly entertaining, much more interesting than its advertising would suggest. The story is a familiar one, need vs. plenty, as a young mother and her daughter emigrate from Mexico, crossing the border illegally in hopes of a better life. Flor (Paz Vega) is hired to work as a domestic in a wealthy household, although she speaks not a word of English. John Clasky (Adam Sandler) is an award-winning chef, who provides a lifestyle for his wife, Deborah (Tea Leoni) and daughter …
review by . November 20, 2005
Pros: Some noteworthy performances.     Cons: See Review     The Bottom Line: In the final analysis Paz Vega was not enough to save this film for me.      I think Paz Vega is beautiful; ever since I watch her perform in Sex and Lucia I have been smitten. My wife on the other hand has a completely opposite opinion: she thinks that Ms. Vega is ugly, period, something to do with thick eyebrows and a clef chin. And because I think she is worthy …
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