DVD 130 mins IMDB 6.8 (10,711 votes)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2004)
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(May 2005 )
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA  /  English

Cloris Leachman Evelyn Norwich
Tea Leoni
Adam Sandler John Clasky
Paz Vega Flor Moreno
Téa Leoni Deborah Clasky
Shelbie Bruce Cristina
Sarah Steele Bernice
Ian Hyland Georgie
Victoria Luna Cristina, six-years-old
Cecilia Suárez Monica (as Cecilia Suarez)
Ricardo Molina Flor's Husband
Brenda Canela Luz
Eddy Martin Fourteen Year-Old Boy
Nicole Nieth Hostess at Fancy Restaurant
Jamie Kaler Businessman
James Lancaster Businessman

Director James L. Brooks
Producer James L. Brooks; Julie Ansell; Richard Sakai
Writer Julie Ansell; James L. Brooks
Cinematography John Seale
Musician Hans Zimmer
User Credit 1 Richard Marks; Tia Nolan
User Credit 2 Shay Cunliffe; Louise Mingenbach

A comedy with a language all its own.

John Clasky (Adam Sandler) is a devoted dad whose skills as a chef have afforded his family (Téa Leoni, Cloris Leachman) a very upscale life, including a summer home in Malibu and a breathtaking new housekeeper, Flor (Paz Vega), who has recently immigrated to L.A. from Mexico, and is trying to find a better life for her remarkable daughter, Cristina (Shelbie Bruce), who is rapidly embracing the American way of life. When Flor and Cristina move in with the Claskys for the summer, Flor has to fight for her daughter's soul as she discovers that life in a new country is perilous...especially when you're being embraced by an affluent, eccentric American family!

Edition Details
Barcode 043396048522
Region Region 1
Release Date 4/5/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Filmmakers' Commentary
Casting Sessions
Additional scenes
How To Make the World's Greatest Sandwich Featuring Tomas Keller of the French Laundry
HBO First Look: The Making Of Spanglish
DVD-ROM - Spanglish: The Shooting Script
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Some sexual content and brief language.
User Text 2 A comedy with a language all its own.
Links DVD Empire
Amazon US

Trivia: Anne Bancroft was originally set to play Deborah's mother but had to pull out of the film. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: After Deborah ask the man washing cars in Malibu to translate for Flor and he pauses to put on a button up shirt before he translates, as he translates in one shot his shirt is askew because he has buttoned it wrong. In the next shot his shirt is buttoned correctly. (more)

Deborah Clasky: How are you nicer than me?
John Clasky: You didn't set the bar that high.

Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations (more)