A la Mala

2015 PG-13 1h 46m DVD

A la Mala

2015 PG-13 1h 46m DVD
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As a favor, aspiring thespian Maria Laura agrees to try to seduce her best friend's beau to test his fidelity. Maria soon realizes that she's highly proficient at the job and begins serving an eager clientele -- until love gets in the way.
Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Luis Arrieta, Catherine Papile, Daniela Schmidt, Juan Diego Covarrubias, Alejandra Guilmant
Pedro Pablo Ibarra
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that A La Mala is a Spanish-language romantic comedy about a woman who makes a living coming on to other women's boyfriends to test their faithfulness. There's tons of heavy flirting, with the female lead using her body to tempt men. And characters seem to think about sex almost nonstop, with innuendo, shirtless men/close ups of appealing body parts, kissing, and implied sex (no graphic nudity). Language is infrequent but does include subtitled uses of "s--t," "ass," and more. Characters frequently drink socially, with no consequences. In some ways the main character is admirable for her ambition to find an acting role that's worthy of her intelligence and talent, rather than just her body, but she also uses her body to manipulate men. Men who are faithful to their partners are prized, and unfaithful ones aren't, but both men and women are sometimes treated as sexual objects.

Sexual Content

Heavy flirting, and strong innuendo. Characters think about sex constantly. Kissing. Sex scene in which nothing sensitive is shown. Brief shot of a couple caught having sex under the covers. Shirtless men. Objectified female body. Close-ups on legs, etc.


Not applicable


Infrequent language, mostly appearing in subtitles. A few uses of "s--t," plus "ass," "prick," "boob," and "oh my God."

Social Behavior

Mixed messages. Sticking to your beliefs is a theme (the main character shows dignity and self-respect when looking for acting work, demanding jobs that require her brains and personality), and romantic faithfulness is praised/rewarded. But characters are sometimes treated as sexual objects, and characters use their bodies to manipulate others.


A Facebook/MySpace joke.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink frequently in social situations, with very little consequence. A TV ad for fancy tequila.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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