Eugenio Derbez is one of my favorite foreign actors, and there is a great supporting cast, so I knew that I would be seeing "How to Be a Latin Lover". Ultimately, it was an enjoyable, yet flawed film that doesn't take full advantage of its cast.
I'm just putting it out there that this film is predictable. There isn't anything original about the plot of the film. It's also quite over-the-top at times, and begins in a very jumpy way. There are definitely some funny moments, but I didn't find the laugh-out-loud moments to be consistent, and few of them were genuinely hilarious. The film has an excellent cast of comedians that could do so much more, but the film just settles for repetitive gags or fart jokes. I have to say, though, that the endearing moments are effective.
The filmmaking of the film wasn't awful. The cinematography and production design weren't badly done, for the most part. I didn't particularly care for their choice of lighting, which often created a weird glow around the actors.
Overall, "How to Be a Latin Lover" is somewhat enjoyable, but it could have been a lot better. Derbez has a few funny parts in his leading role, but people who are not fans of his likely won't care for this film.
How to Be a Latin Lover
Big Tuna's Rating: C
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably not.
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