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Amusing Use of Cheap Trick Song in Mexican Film


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Just saw "Rudi Y Cursi" last night....excellent Mexican flick about 2 brothers (played by Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, the 2 stars of "Y Tu Mama Tambien" from 2002) living in the sticks in Mexico, who get discovered by a futbol (soccer) scout, wind up being big national stars, and then crash back down to Earth through their greed, gambling/drug habits, etc.

Bernal's character doesn't really like soccer, preferring to play the accordion and sing, thinking he's a great singer. Of course, he has no real talent in this area, but, once he becomes a huge soccer star, his agent gets him a recording contract, as well as singing gigs in circus sideshows and Sweet Sixteen birthday parties. There's a hilarious video of him, singing his favorite song, Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me" in Spanish, that keeps popping up throughout the 2nd half of the movie.

I believe this flick is a pretty big hit in Mexico.....hope Rick N. at least makes a few sheckels from the use of their song......

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