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128 minutes

Through an implausible series of events, a wealthy gay couple in Mexico City become the fathers of an eight-year-old boy abandoned by his poor, crack-addicted mother. This leads to other, equally implausible situations, such as the couple having to allay the suspicions of their homophobic gardener (why they hired him is never explained) and protect the boy from a sleazy DJ who wants to sell him to child traffickers. Had writer-director Gustavo Loza acknowledged the absurdity of his story, he could have made this a campy comedy; playing the material as melodrama, he still arrives at some big laughs, but not intentionally. In Spanish with subtitles.

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