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Release Date: December 17, 2004

Year    :   2004
Slogan    :   «Every family has a hero.»
Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   Gracie Films, Columbia Pictures
Director    :   James L. Brooks
Producers    :   James L. Brooks, Francine Maisler, Mary Vernieu, Richard Marks, Aldric La'Auli Porter, Joan Bradshaw, Tora Chung, Bruce A. Block, Venus Kanani, Shalimar Reodica, Richard Sakai, Julie Ansell, Daniel M. Stillman, Chris Haynes, Manuel Teil, Gabriela Ríos, Jason Corgan Brown, Ed Arenas, Mark B. Johnson, Christy Haubegger, Maria Kavanaugh, Addison McQuigg, Terrence B. Zinn, Dhana Gilbert, Denise Morgan McGrath, Charlie Bolwell, Wendy Kutzner, Lillian Awa, Nicky Craft, Beth Bargas, Lea Ann Lynch
Writers    :   James L. Brooks, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
RunTime    :   130 mins.
Budget    :   80000000
Revenue    :   55041367

Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah decides they should move into the Clasky home. Cultures clash and tensions run high as Flor and the Claskys struggle to share space while raising their children on their own, and very different, terms.

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