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No se aceptan devoluciones (Instructions Not Included) is a 2013 Mexican comedy-drama film directed by and starring . The film tells the story of Valentin, a womanizing Acapulco playboy who is unexpectedly confronted with the consequences of his past when a former fling leaves him with a baby girl named Maggie. Valentin moves to Los Angeles with Maggie and raises her on his own, becoming a successful stuntman in Hollywood. But when Maggie's mother reappears in their lives, Valentin is forced to confront his own insecurities and learn the true meaning of fatherhood.


No se aceptan devoluciones is a heartwarming and humorous film that explores the themes of family, fatherhood, and love. The film's direction is deft and lighthearted, with delivering a charming and nuanced performance as Valentin. The film's message is powerful and resonant, emphasizing the importance of family and the transformative power of love. The film is a poignant and emotionally resonant exploration of the human experience and the bonds that connect us all.


No se aceptan devoluciones has won numerous awards, including:

Best Supporting Actor for at the Ariel Awards

Favorite Supporting Actor for at the Kids' Choice Awards Mexico

Best Original Screenplay for and Guillermo Rios at the Premios Fénix

Best Foreign Film at the Imagen Awards

The film's critical acclaim and numerous accolades are a testament to its powerful storytelling, engaging performances, and heartfelt message.

Overall, No se aceptan devoluciones is a touching and inspiring film that offers a powerful commentary on the human experience. It is a testament to the power of cinema to tell important stories and to shed light on important social issues, such as the importance of family and the transformative power of love.

Directed by
Produced by Mónica Lozano
Written by Guillermo RíosLeticia López MargalliEugenio Derbez
Starring , , , , , , ,
Music by Carlo Siliotto
Cinematography Martín BoegeAndrés León Becker
Edited by Carlos Bolado Santiago Pérez Rocha León
Alebrije Cine y VideoFulano, Mengano y Asociados
Distributed by Pantelion Films
Release date August 30, 2013 (United States) September 20, 2013 (Mexico)
Running time 122 minutes
Country Mexico
Languages EnglishSpanish
Budget $5 million
Box office $100.5 million

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