Rudo Y Cursi

May 8th 2009
  • Drama,
  • R,
  • 103 min,
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • Cast: Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Jessica Mas, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia, Armando Hernández, Felipe de Lara, Adriana Paz, Malillany Marín, Claudia Schmidt, Axel Ricco, Ivan Esquivel
  • Director: Carlos Cuarón
  • Writer: Carlos Cuarón
  • Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Guillermo del Toro, Frida Torresblanco
  • Castings: Kimberly Mullen, Mark Mullen
  • Costume Designs: Annai Ramos, Ana Terrazas
  • D.O.P.: Adam Kimmel
  • Editor: Alex Rodríguez
  • Music: Leoncio Lara
  • Production Design: Eugenio Caballero


Tato (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Beto (Diego Luna), two brothers living a hard life of manual labor in rural Mexico, have a simple dream of saving enough money to build their mother her dream house. But fate has other plans; a friendly game of soccer leads to first one, then the other being taken on by the nation's top talent scout, Batuta, and gives rise to the first of many emotional head to heads between brothers.

Suddenly, they find themselves living the high life of star athletes—fame, riches, fast cars, and beautiful women. But every dream has a dark side, and when they are forced to compete on rival teams, bitterness brews between them. Mutual trust gives way to resentment and betrayal, while the dangers of their wild new lifestyles threaten debt and the safety of their entire family. In the end, all will ride on the one big game between their two clubs. Tato and Beto must face each other on the pitch but also reunite again as brothers before they lose everything they had once dreamed of.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Cihuatlan, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico
  • MPAA Warning: Pervasive language, sexual content and brief drug use
  • Production Companies: Canana Films, Cha Cha Cha, Esperanto Filmoj, Focus Features, Producciones Anhelo, Universal Pictures

Featured Articles


The song that 'Gael Garcia Bernal' sings ('Quiero que me Quieras') is a cover to Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me"

All the soccer teams and players that appear in the movie are fictional (such as Nopaleros or Deportivo Amaranto).

The final soccer game was filmed in the Nemesio Diez Stadium, home of Toluca, a Mexican 1st soccer division team.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 19 December 2008: Mexico
  • 8 January 2009: Argentina
  • 27 February 2009: Chile
  • 13 March 2009: Venezuela
  • 24 April 2009: Spain
  • 21 May 2009: Portugal
  • 26 June 2009: UK
  • 16 July 2009: Netherlands
  • 23 July 2009: Israel