Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Review: Spanglish

My husband and I watched the movie "Spanglish" the other night.  I have always liked Adam Sandler and I like him even more after this movie, where he played a more serious character.

John Clasky (Adam Sandler) is a top chef and wonderful, devoted father and husband.  His wife, Debra (Tea Leone) was an ad exec, but her company was recently "downsized to zip" and now she is a full time mom "gulp".  To which her daughter adds, "Double gulp".  Debra is having a hard time keeping it all together and so they hire a young Mexican mother, Flor to help out.

Flor ends up teaching the family a lot.  Debra is very critical and not there at all for her daughter and Flor takes an exuberant interest.  John is very close with his daughter and very upset by his wife's actions.

John ends up falling in love with Flor.  And she with him.  But in the end, despite John's wife's affair, they decide that they can not be together because of their children.

It is a wonderful story about two very highly moral, beautiful people that the viewer can not help but fall in love with.

You are left hoping that their lives turn out alright.