Director: Sebastian del Amo
Writer: Sebastian del Amo, Edui Tijerina
Releasing Date: 18 September 2014 (Mexico)
Imdb Rating: 6.9/10
Genres: Biography and Drama
Running Time: 1 Hour 42 Minutes
Stars: Bárbara Mori, Michael Imperioli, Ana Layevska, Marius Biegai
Plot: Usually preceded by reaching a certain level of controversy is not harmful for a film, especially if the matter free piping is outrageous; and when you add to this the fact that it focuses on one of the actors and the most beloved characters in Hispanic cinema is clear that “Cantinflas” has everything to gain in terms of trade, which could theoretically meet or overcome the stunning success of “Instructions Not Included”, the film Derbez became the highest grossing of all time Latin American premiere.
The controversy, of course, because a Spanish is a figure who plays like this, besides being particularly revered by many even today, had a profoundly Mexican essence in their speech and behavior, despite that transcended boundaries to achieve also become an icon in all countries where our language is spoken, and to impress Hollywood with a unique but indisputable triumph Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, which won in 1957 for his role in the celebrated “Around the World in 80 Days”.
The issue here is that, far from merely show Mario Moreno in his eternal characterization “baldy” that engages in a series of dialogues as tangled as funny, the film directed and co-written by Sebastian del Amo presents various aspects of the life of the “real” subject, which is likely to provide another controversy because, although not shown always free of defects, we resort to many simplifications and exempt outputs realism, beyond the moments of creative license can not question