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Spanglish - Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, James L Brooks

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Movie propaganda

Every family has a hero.

From acclaimed multiple Oscar-winning writer/director/producer James L Brooks comes the comedy/drama Spanglish - a look at cultures colliding as a beautiful Mexican Flor (Paz Vega), the mother of an equally stunning 12-year-old girl, a golden child, moves in with an affluent Los Angeles family (Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni and Cloris Leachman.) Of all the horrifying pitfalls she worried about in this new culture, Flor had never fathomed the peril of being truly embraced by an upscale American family.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy drama Mexico USA

Persons of interest

  • Adam Sandler .... John Clasky
  • Téa Leoni .... Deborah Clasky
  • Paz Vega .... Flor Moreno
  • Cloris Leachman .... Evelyn Norwich
  • Shelbie Bruce .... Cristina
  • Sarah Steele .... Bernice Clasky
  • Ian Hyland .... Georgie Clasky
  • Aimee Garcia .... Cristina at 17
  • Victoria Luna .... Cristina at 6
  • Cecilia Suárez .... Monica
  • Ricardo Molina .... Flor's Husband
  • Brenda Canela .... Luz
  • Phil Rosenthal .... Pietro
  • Angela Goethals .... Gwen
  • Sean Smith .... Victor
  • Jonathan Hernandez .... Alex
  • Thomas Haden Church .... Mike
  • Freddy Soto .... Manuel
  • James L Brooks .... Screenwriter
  • James L Brooks .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Spanglish is less about the language of Spanish than it is about the stupid, rich, Anglo Yanks who have so much money and food that they have too much time to worry about eating too much.

I have to wonder why the driving scenes were filmed in a studio rather than on the road. They look fake. It's so obvious that everyone will notice it. Was it an homage to the golden age of Hollywood when everything was filmed on a sound stage? Did they have to re-shoot all the footage? Did they add some scenes? There's no clear reason to do it and it looks silly. Minus 10 points.

Then there's the fact that beautiful, sexy, intelligent young women (Téa Leoni, Paz Vega) prefer to fall in love with overweight, boring, ugly old men (Adam Sandler). Minus 10 points.

Security censorship classification

M (Low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

130 minutes (2:10 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 17 February 2005

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