Mexican actor, comedian, writer, producer y mas…. Eugenio Derbez made it to the big screen in los Estados Unidos in a big big way! “Instructions Not Included” has continued its successful run in the box office by becoming the top-grossing Spanish-language film of all time in the North American box office. So we decided to re-post Mels interview with the Man behind this film Eugenio Derbez…. If you don’t know what Instructions not included is…. Here you go….
The movie, by Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez, has grossed $38.6 million to date – surpassing previous record holder “Pan’s Labyrinth,” directed by fellow countryman Guillermo Del Toro. “Pan’s Labyrinth,” which premiered in 2006, grossed $37.6 million in the North American box office.
Valentín is Acapulco’s resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Leaving Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby’s mother, Valentín ends up jumping out of a hotel into the pool rescuing his daughter, Maggie and ends up being hired as a stuntman finding a new home for himself and his newfound daughter. An unlikely father figure, Valentín raises Maggie for six years, while also establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s top stuntmen to pay the bills, with Maggie acting as his on-set coach. As Valentín raises Maggie, she forces him to grow up too. But their unique and offbeat family is threatened when Maggie’s birth mother shows up out of the blue, and Valentín realizes he’s in danger of losing his daughter as well as his best friend. At the same time, Valentín discovers that a disease is threatening to separate them as well, and that they may not have much time left together.