Aboard a cruise; a group of scammers are trying to make their living on the unsuspecting travelers. The movie is basically the competition between then to catch a big fish; a lottery winner with 161M travelling with his family.
The movie combines a very healthy and classy humor (only one scene indulges with bathroom humor); a lot of smart ideas and unexpected twist. A great homage 1960s picaresque comedies.
Production values are very high for a Spanish production. Perfectly staged action scenes and musical numbers.
Aside from the language; it technically as good as any Hollywood production but with a far better and smart script and without Hollywood cliches. Both male protagonists are criminals; and the movie does not try to moralize them In fact the just perfect final joke at end; defines the moral ground of the story.
None of the above is surprising considering Daniel Monzon curriculum. A director capable of doing excellent thrillers and also comedies.
The only small criticism to YUCATAN; is that some trimming could had benefit it.
Cutting some overacting from Rodrigo de la Serna and perhaps shorter some unnecessary musical numbers or dramatic situations.
In brief; as comedies went in 2018; this is by far the best and classiest
2008. Lucas is a rogue man specialized to steal to the passengers who travel in luxury boats. Breaking the pact with his former partner in crime Clayderman of not being together in the same ship nor in the same ocean, Lucas goes on board of the boat Sovereign where Clayderman works as pianist and public relations with VerÃ³nica, singer of the Sovereign, Clayderman's girlfriend and Lucas' former love interest. Wanting to close again VerÃ³nica, Lucas contacts her trying to recover her, but the real target of Lucas is old Antonio, a baker who win 160 millions in the lotto, which is constantly tempted by his two greedy son-in-laws Ernesto and Fede to obtain the money, to desperation of their respective wives Chusa and Alicia. Meanwhile Antonio starts to date with an elegant mature woman named Carmen, Clayderman discovers that Lucas is aboard the Sovereign and decides spy his steps, in the belief that Lucas not only is interested by VerÃ³nica, but a secret plan to get a large amount of money....
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