May 18, 2009 12:00 PM

Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna | R |


Soccer moms, soccer players and even total klutzes will get a big kick out of this amiable but affecting comedy about two hick brothers (Bernal and Luna) from rural Mexico who find success as pro soccer players in Mexico City. Rudo y Cursi (Spanish for “Tough and Corny,” which are the brothers’ nicknames) reunites that talented Mexican screen duo Bernal and Luna for the first time since Y tu Mamá También, their 2001 international hit. As the brothers gain fame on the field, they succumb to temptations off it (a pricey gal pal for one sibling, gambling and drugs for the other), and their family ties are tested. Bernal, playing the dopier of the two, is a wonderfully earnest clown, while Luna gets laughs with his twitchy anxiousness. (In Spanish with English subtitles.)

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