Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy -- until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Valentin leaves Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby's mother, but only ends up finding a new home for himself and newfound daughter, Maggie. An unlikely father figure, Valentin raises Maggie for six years, while also establishing himself as one of Hollywood's top stuntmen to pay the bills, with Maggie acting as his on-set coach. As Valentin raises Maggie, she forces him to grow up too. But their unique and offbeat family is threatened when Maggie's birth mom shows up out of the blue, and Valentin realizes he's in danger of losing his daughter -- and his best friend.
|Theatrical Release:||August 30th, 2013 (Limited) by Pantelion Films, released as Instructions Not Included|
|Video Release:||January 21st, 2014 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment|
|MPAA Rating:||PG-13 for sexual content, thematic elements and language.|
(Rating bulletin 2279, 7/3/2013)
|Keywords:||Delayed Adulthood, Unexpected Families, Single Parent, Stuntman, Hispanic, Voiceover/Narration, Movie Business, Prologue, Dysfunctional Family, Intertitle, Hallucinations, Road Trip, Immigration, Human-Trafficking, Non-Chronological, Animated Sequences, Surprise Twist, Terminal Illness, Death of a Son or Daughter, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|