The film's counterintuitive success is largely due to Derbez, who demonstrates why he is beloved, both south and north of the border.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
This sporadically amusing but unduly protracted dramedy devolves into a shameless tearjerker in its third act.
There's a lot of movie here with unexpected developments, held together by the irresistible chemistry between Derbez and his adorable pint-sized co-star.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
"Instructions Not Included" is a sweet little movie that is more than it seems to be.