And yet the movie is not quite the sitcom the setup seems to suggest there are some character quirks that make it intriguing james l brooks' spanglish tells the story of a mexican woman and her daughter who travel all the way to los angeles to bring sanity to a crazy anglo family.
The pivotal scene in spanglish, the new movie written and directed by james l brooks, is an argument between john clasky (adam sandler), a successful los angeles chef, and his housekeeper, flor moreno (paz vega. Writer-director james l brooks might be capable of directing a good comedy of manners script, such as oscar wilde's the importance of being earnest but as a writer, brooks is no oscar wilde, as apparent in the lack of imagination in the screen writing and the reprehensibly smug tone of spanglish.
James l brooks has been giving us such splendid entertainment as a writer, as a producer, as a director for so many years now i stayed away from spanglish over the christmas holidays because the reviews were less than mixed, and in a busy season, i made the mistake of thinking it probably wasn't very good. I'm late to the party with this movie but i feel spanglish has become one of my favorites of all time it isn't the greatest movie but i found it to be warmhearted, funny and well acted by a fine cast it was a good story to introduce one of spain's national treasures, paz vega, to the general public.
He pivotal scene in spanglish, the new movie written and directed by james l brooks, is an argument between john clasky (adam sandler), a successful los angeles chef, and his housekeeper, flor moreno. Wow, adam sandler in a serious family movie this movie was a shocker, thought it would be silly, but it is serious sandler's wife is willing to give up her family, while sandler gets the hots for his new maid all the maid wanted was a better life for her daughter & her. A o scott reviews movie spanglish, written and directed by james l brooks and starring adam sandler, tea leoni and paz vega photo (m) nytimescom no longer supports internet explorer 9 or earlier please upgrade your browser.
James l brooks, executive producer of “the simpsons” who also moonlights as an oscar-winning writer-director, could not have chosen a more cliché plot line for his latest film, spanglish: a vivacious, non-english speaking latina maid falls in love with her rich, white boss while her child is slowly assimilated against her wishes. In the world of james l brooks' spanglish, the human act of communication is in a shambles a deteriorating american family, presented with a pleasant sadness, moves through each day short on personal fulfillment and miles apart emotionally. There are four or five different movies going on in spanglish, and director james l brooks, unfortunately, doesn't tell any of them well full review | original score: 2/5 page 1 of 9.
Spanglish is the lesser of james l brooks' directorial efforts mainly because he is trying so obviously for cultural commentary his films are better when he is showing a character's nuance objectively (as good as it gets. Here is the complete book on spanglish, the fifth movie directedby james l brooks, the story of flor (sex and lucia's paz vega)emigrating to los angeles from mexico in hopes of finding abetter life for herself and her daughter.