Puerto Ricans in Paris 3.0 stars

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A pair of “crow-sont” eatin’ New York cops are sent to the City of Lights to crack a counterfeit purse operation. Luis Guzman in a lead role, you say? That’s enough to make any guilty pleasure all the more pleasurable. He’s paired opposite a fine comic foil in the guise of a pure-hearted and shiny-headed partner (Edgar Garcia). No standard issue romantic subplot here: Garcia refuses the advances of their boss (Paris-Manhattan’s Alice Taglioni, wonderful in a surprisingly meaty role), preferring instead to remain faithful to the mother of his kids (Rosie Perez). Yes, it’s predictable. Of course, it follows a formula. But damn if this isn’t Guzman’s show. With a Barney Rubble build, capped by a face (and attitude) only a mother Tasmanian Devil could love, the revered character actor’s anthropomorphously carved agitations surpass all of Disney and Pixar’s recent CG handiwork. Directed by newcomer Ian Edelman. 2015.

Scott Marks

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