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And Bebé Makes Three

Good marketing=bad movie, plus kicker.

Sep 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 03 • By JOHN PODHORETZ
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The ending is ultimately heavy-handed, manipulative, and mildly offensive; but boy, does it pack a wallop. The entire audience was sobbing, including me. It’s not just because it’s in Spanish, it’s not just because the culture has changed, it’s not just because (for whatever reason) Derbez is a star. Instructions Not Included is really lousy. But fair is fair—it really delivers a bang for the buck.

John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, is The Weekly Standard’s movie critic.

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