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Rudo & Cursi 2008 123movies

Rudo & Cursi 2008 123movies

Even when your luck runs out, some things never change.Dec. 19, 2008102 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Mexican half-brothers Beto and Tato–who will eventually be appropriately nicknamed Rudo (rough) and Cursi (corny)–have a typical love/hate relationship. They both work on a banana plantation and live with their extended family consisting of their mother, abusive stepfather, sister Nadia, and Beto’s wife Toña and their children. The family are rural peasant class and are barely making ends meet. The brothers’ fortunes change when into their lives comes Batuta, a soccer scout. Despite their advancing ages, both Beto and Tato are naturally gifted at soccer, Beto as a goaltender and Tato as a striker. Playing professionally has always been Beto’s dream, although Tato has other professional thoughts. Batuta eventually recruits both for different teams in Mexico City. Beto’s and Tato’s fortunes rise and fall, the falls based on things which hold more passion for the brothers–Tato loves fast women, specifically television spokesmodel Maya, but he loves singing even more. He would give up his soccer career for one in Mexican country singing, if only he was any good. Beto’s passion is gambling. Although Beto is upfront and straightforward about most things, he would lie and cheat to hide his gambling problem and debts. They just need to keep these alternate passions in check to make their soccer lives lucrative ones.
Plot: Two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico have a simple dream: saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans. A friendly game of soccer leads to first Rudo, then to Cursi being taken on by the nation’s top talent scout. Suddenly, they find themselves living the high life of star athletes: fame, fortune, fast cars and beautiful women.
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Gael & Diego Entertain But The Story Telling Is Average
I just screened this new flick out of Mexico at the Sundance 09′ Premiere. I went into the movie very pleased to see the two ultra talents Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna reunited on screen with the filmmakers that brought us the classic Y tu Mama Tambien. Luna and Bernal are tremendous actors and their chemistry on screen is evident from the start, and throughout the movie they bring life to the two main characters Beto (Luna) and Toto (Bernal). Beto is rough, tough, and determined, Toto is unassuming, curious and also determined though in a more naive way. The story follows the two brothers lives as they go from “hick” banana farmers to professional futbol stars. The strength of the movie is in the diversity of the two brothers transition from nobodies to somebodies and how one brother embraces the fame and all its opportunities while the other is unable to leave behind his reckless habits. The background to the brotherly chaos is the insanity of the Mexican futbol league that is corrupt,cutting and beautiful at the same time. The rise to fame is glorious, but what must go up must come down. The weakness of the film is ultimately the sudden downturn which may be, as the director later told the audience, true to the Mexican way, but this truth hurts the film when it needs a golden ball to lift its spirits. In this day and time, why not give a little hope, a little success to those who would hope to succeed even though they can’t help but screw it up? To each his own, but the pay off is not nearly as sweet, and not nearly as meaningful as one would hope for the two brothers.
Review By: sundevil27 Rating: 7 Date: 2009-01-17
Second level hooligans
This film deals with the question of celebrity, more specifically the incapacity of talented people who come from lower level classes to really grasp an unique opportunity to ascend to an upper social and economic class, although having acknowledged this chance and desired very much to realize it. Rudo and Cursi demonstrate, in fact, their incredible blindness as to the many dangers they would eventually meet in their way to popularity and affluence. Being so terribly incapable, socially and psychologically, of recognizing those threats, they are easily entangled in them, finally sinking again into the poverty and the mediocrity they had come from.

As in Mexico, also in Brazil and most of Latin American countries, soccer is one of few routes a boy who comes from the lower classes has, in order to improve his and his family’s life conditions. And if he is a talented player as well as intelligent, determined and has the right contacts, we can imagine that he will really amplify his chances of success.

However, this happy end is nothing more than an exception: the recurrent story we witness in all of these countries is that, without a minimum psychological structure and proper guidance, these youngsters – like Rudo and Cursi – are hardly able to take advantage of such an opportunity, and will almost inevitably become preys of those vultures – pseudo-friends, self-seeking lovers, dishonest coaches, drug dealers, clumsy or incompetent relatives, swindling partners and intolerant and sadistic fans – who tirelessly and possessively hover all the time around their victims.

A short sequence in the film that, in my opinion, synthesizes a paradoxical point in the relationship between celebrities and their fans. The sequence has no more than one minute, and occurs at 1 hour and 11 minutes of the beginning: in front of a hotel, the soccer player Cursi is approached by two fans. Although they ask him an autograph, these men paradoxically also threaten the player’s physical integrity, unless he succeeds in scoring against the opponent team, Nepaleros, in the decisive game, the next day! What is quite interesting in this scene is the fact that, being a famous soccer player in a country in which this sport is so popular, Cursi is inevitably surrounded by many of these frightening hooligans, who may be able to declare their total love to the player provided he never fails, but may also be implacable with him at the slightest fault.

My theory is that we can recognize nowadays in the world of soccer not one, but two somewhat different categories of hooligans – although both are characterized by an irrational violence against their opponents. The first and most common category of hooligan is the “traditional” one, in which the individual is a proud member of an “army” formed around the soccer team he worships, aimed to systematically fight the adversary teams. These delinquent fans basically imagine themselves as “warriors” invested by their beloved organization with the mission of destroying Evil, represented by the other team. “Hooligans”, a film made by Lexi Alexander in 2005 with Elijah Wood in the main role clearly exemplifies this category of criminal.

A “second level” of hooliganism exists, however; and, although it may be less frequent, it is somewhat more complex: an additional psychological component may be present in his profile, besides the mentioned proneness to perform collective acts of violence. What I mean is that there is a special type of soccer fan who is so fanatically involved with fighting his team’s enemies that the slightest possibility of failure in this mission is simply unbearable to him.

My guess is that this particular kind of hooligan is mainly found in poor and emergent countries. Raised up in the local society’s lowest socio-economic levels, many of these individuals had experienced poverty, abandonment, lack of values, violence and even abuse for the most part of their lives, in the miserable slums in which they grew up. It shouldn’t, therefore, be a surprise to anyone that they come to show an abnormally great necessity of something – for instance, his belonging to such a group of “warriors” – to be strongly tied to.

Add to this frame an permanent (and understandable) feeling of frustration, an intimately restrained rage and some not so conscious believes such as: “The world is evil”, “I deserve more”, “Nobody is reliable” and/or “The enemy is everywhere”, and the scenario is ready for a violent reaction of such a fan against an insubordinate idol who eventually fail to correspond to this fan’s paranoid expectations.

Having written this, it is almost impossible for me not to remember the tragic murder of Andrés Escobar, central back of Colombia at the World Football Cup of 1994, who scored against his own team, leading to the opponent’s – the USA – victory. Some time after that game, when leaving a nightclub in his own country, Escobar was shot eleven times by four men. Perhaps, in “Rudo y Cursi”, poor Cursi was aware of this episode, when he eagerly tried to please those two fans who asked him an autograph!

Review By: mago1942 Rating: 7 Date: 2009-06-15

Other Information:

Original Title Rudo y Cursi
Release Date 2008-12-19
Release Year 2008

Original Language es
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min), 1 hr 43 min (103 min) (Netherlands), 1 hr 43 min (103 min) (USA), 1 hr 43 min (103 min) (Argentina)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Comedy, Drama, Sport
Director Carlos Cuarón
Writer Carlos Cuarón
Actors Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella
Country Mexico
Awards 1 win & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length 2,777 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A

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Original title Rudo y Cursi
TMDb Rating 7 159 votes

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