Spanglish stars Adam Sandler as John Clasky, Téa Leoni as Deborah Clasky and Paz Vega as Flor Moreno.

The parenting style of Deborah Clasky clashes violently with that of Flor Moreno. In a nutshell: Deborah thinks mainly about herself while Flor thinks mainly about her daughter. The parenting methods of these two women have a dramatic effect on Cristina, Flor's daughter. When Cristina first enters the Clasky household, she is considerate, thankful and well-mannered. However, the more time she spends with Deborah the more she becomes selfish and cantankerous. Thanks to Deborah, Cristina become excessively fixated on herself and her potential ascent into the California high-life, which threatened the genuine character that Cristina mother had instilled in her.

Out of the entire Clasky household, only Flor maintains a solid moral footing. She keeps a clear head about raising her daughter despite the Mrs. Clasky's relentless immaturity. Flor feels a genuine attraction to Mr. Clasky, who would have gladly slept with her, but she disregards her own desires and pursues the best course of action for her daughter instead. Despite the heavy influence of wealth all around her, Flor remembers that developing her daughter's character should be a higher priority than money.


"You will know them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:16)

"Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matthew 6:20)

-- Jesus to his disciples


Unknown said...

This is one of my favorite movies ever. In my top ten.

Anonymous said...

I just responded to your comment on my blog under "Zohan". Sorry for the delay... But looking at your site made me realize that I forgot to include Spanglish on my list of favorite Sandler movies. I love Jim Brooks! (Even if this movie proves that he's totally bitter at his ex-wife.)

James said...

I think this was an underrated movie, and it certainly is very moral. Good work pointing it out!

Heather said...

You have a gift. Do you have any comments about the Movie Bedtime Stories?

kogmedia said...

no, actually i haven't reviewed anything here on this blog since Christmas '08