#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – John Clasky is a devoted dad whose skills as a chef have offered his family a very upscale life, including a summer home in Malibu and a breathtaking new Mexican housekeeper, named Flor. She and her daughter Cristina have recently emigrated to L.A. from Mexico and are trying to find a better life. When they move in with the Claskys for the summer, Flor has to fight for her daughter’s soul as she discovers that life in a new country is perilous!
Plot: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can’t handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah decides they should move into the Clasky home. Cultures clash and tensions run high as Flor and the Claskys struggle to share space while raising their children on their own, and very different, terms.
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A Mexican immigrant takes on a new job and the paths of both families collide
I started watching this just hoping for a few laughs, this being an Adam Sandler movie. Instead, I found a deep story dealing with issues relevant to real life: what are the values that define you as a person? What is acceptable and what is not? Why one has to draw the distinction between what feels good and what is good?
Spanglish is a good movie backed up by some great performances by Paz Vega and Adam Sandler. Tea Leoni performs her role well and Cloris Leachman is an able support, at times adding a flavor of dry comedy.
I won’t reveal the plot. All I’ll say is it is worth your time. A funny movie with a solid story and something to take away later.
Interesting Social Commentary – SPANGLISH?
SPANGLISH – a term with negative connotation to numerous Spanish-Americans (or at least to the first generation or older immigrants).
As the title implies, the movie makes a very interesting and subtle social commentary about the Mexican American dynamics/contrast in society. Obviously as expected, the film illustrates a few stereotypes. For example, when Florrr’s (played by Paz Vega) cousin, Cecilia hit the sliding glass door and her nose bled, the wife Deborah Clasky (played by Tia Leone) offered her money instead. It’s sad but true in today’s society.
But what make the film interesting are its subtleties. For instance the casting and the characters itself. The producers could have hired a blonde blue eyed male lead instead of Adam Sandler, but they did not. Why? Because Sandler’s character (John Clasky) is an antithesis of the wife, Deborah Clasky. She’s blonde blue eyed superficial, emotionally disturbed, patronizing, solipsistic, white housewife, who the writer ( Brooks )probably wants to portray as the epitome of everything that is bad about white people – or Americans for that matter (however exaggerated they portrayed her to be). You can empathize with the husband’s character and Adam Sandler played it very well. It’s interesting to note, the husbands character’s last name is Clasky – possibly his ancestors were immigrants as well. And his character is portrayed as someone who “gets it”, someone who understands Florrr – an immigrant mother who wants her daughter raised with her own values and integrity even though she is only a lowly servant to the Clasky’s.
One of the interesting scenes in the film that I found very clever was the argument between Florrrr and John. It showed the two sides of the dynamic. While I was watching it I thought to myself, any other individual would immediately apologize and patronize the immigrant housemaid in the expense of goodwill. But I was surprised that Sandler’s character actually called her a “hypocrite” instead, and she realized he has a point. Not to criticize her (it’s probably what Deborah would have done) would be hypocritical as well. This is another social commentary that was written very well and cleverly portrayed in the film.
The acting is equally superb. You could just hate some of the characters specially the housewife and the daughter Cristina Moreno (played by Shelbie Bruce). You can just empathize with Adam Sandler’s character and his daughter, Bernice. The only people amongst the Claskys that is very adult. The grandmother’s character on the other hand (played by Cloris Leachman ) whose always drinking provides a respite to the insanity in the story and ironically always the unobtrusive and yet emphatic character despite how she lived her life. In the end she was the voice of reason for the wife.
Equally, the dialogue is worth mentioning. Interestingly, there are no subtitles on all the Spanish spoken dialogue but the audience can kind of get the gist of what’s being said or argued. It can be distracting to some audiences but thankfully, Florrr’s character learned to speak English in the second half of the film. Also, the Spanish without subtitles added a few good scenes in the film and added a positive credence to the title SPANGLISH. It illustrates how to write the quintessential part of the screenplay without making it too cliché.
Overall, I liked this film. If you can look at it in the same light as I saw the film, you would enjoy it too and find it cleverly written and directed. Otherwise, it could be a little slow and the dialogue can be a little bit distracting. It doesn’t help some of it is in Spanish and Adam sandler’s character cannot express himself very well verbally.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 11 min (131 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director James L. Brooks
Writer James L. Brooks
Actors Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures, Gracie Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory EFilm (digital intermediate), DeLuxe
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm