Pulling Strings (2013)
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Rachel is an intelligent modern day woman constantly on the move. Primarily focused on her career as a diplomatic consul for the U.S. embassy, she's literally lived her life on the move, globetrotting from city to city. Currently working in Mexico City and set to leave for London, Rachel's world turns upside down on the eve of her own goodbye party when she gets drunk and passes out on the street. Saved by Alejandro, a handsome Mariachi singer and single father, Rachel wakes up in his apartment with no recollection of how she got there. Nor does she remember that she rejected his visa the day before, which he desperately needs for his daughter. Romance unexpectedly blossoms between the two, but either sparks or fists will fly after she finds out his secret. … More
- PG (for language and brief smoking)
- Drama , Comedy
- Directed By:
- Pitipol Ybarra
- Written By:
- Gabriel Ripstein , Oscar Torres , Georgina Garcia Riedel , Georgina Riedel , Issa López
- In Theaters:
- Oct 4, 2013 Limited
- On DVD:
- Feb 25, 2014
- Box Office:
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Critic Reviews for Pulling Strings
Pulling Strings isn't particularly sharp as either a comedy or a romance.
A bilingual romantic comedy hopes to bridge the ties with a crossover audience, but has only the charm of the leading man going for it.
No new ground is broken here, but when a formula entertainer goes through its motions with as much sweet sincerity as it does here, that point is rendered moot.
The movie boasts an understated sweetness, largely fueled by Camil's movie-star charms. He's the kind of performer who doesn't have to work hard to win over an audience; he is instantly likable. In a movie like this, that's money in the bank.
Subtlety and surprise are thrown out the window in this far-fetched Mexican romantic comedy.
Ultimately, the film is absolutely charming if a bit too predictable and glued more to sit-com narrative strategies and aesthetics than is healthy. Still, Pulling Strings works on a number of levels.
This entertaining crossover vehicle for Mexican star Jaime Camil sets a familiar love story to a mariachi beat.
Serving mostly as a strong calling card for star Jaime Camil, the film has an appealingly loose, slightly ramshackle charm.
This bilingual romantic comedy is overly long and has a paper-thin plot, but it's too sweet-natured to dislike.
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