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Puerto Ricans in Paris

Puerto Ricans in Paris is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Ian Edelman and written by Neel Shah and Ian Edelman. The film stars Luis Guzmán, Edgar Garcia, Alice Taglioni, Miriam Shor, Frédéric Anscombre, Rosario Dawson and Rosie Perez. The film was released on June 10, 2016, by Focus World.

Puerto Ricans in Paris
Puerto Ricans in Paris poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byIan Edelman
Produced byJoseph Zolfo
Written byNeel Shah
Ian Edelman
StarringLuis Guzmán
Edgar Garcia
Alice Taglioni
Miriam Shor
Frédéric Anscombre
Rosario Dawson
Rosie Perez
Music byJonathan Sadoff
CinematographyDamian Acevedo
Edited byJustin Krohn
PRIP Productions
Distributed byFocus World
Release date
Running time
81 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$102,890[2]


Luis and Eddie are police detectives and long-time partners. Eddie is married to Luis's sister Gloria and struggles to support their family. He yearns to give Gloria a better life. Meanwhile, Luis has been with his girlfriend Vanessa for a long time, but constantly flirts with other women.

One day the two are visited by famous Parisian fashion designer Colette and Vincent, one of her executives. One of Colette’s purse designs has been stolen and held for a high ransom. She believes the French police won’t act in time to recover it, so she has traveled to New York City to hire NYPD detectives, whom she feels would do better. The two Puerto Rican detectives go to Paris to find the prototype for the designs.

Upon arriving in Paris, the two detectives don various disguises to interview the various suspects, offering each of them large bribes for the stolen bag. One by one, all of the suspects turn out to be innocent. Meanwhile Luis, unsuccessful at finding someone to sleep with in Paris, accuses Eddie of cheating on Gloria with Colette. The two fight after a night of heavy partying and agree to end their partnership. Luis goes to the corporate offices and informs Vincent that Colette stole her own design to get the ransom. As he leaves, he steals a pair of sunglasses from Vincent's desk.

Vincent goes to Colette’s studio and informs her that her company has fired her for incompetence. She intercepts Luis and Eddie on their way to the airport and asks for their help. Seeing the sunglasses, she realizes that Vincent was behind the theft. She takes the two detectives to her corporate office, where the board is meeting with Vincent to discuss producing cheap merchandise with Colette’s name on it. Eddie realizes where the bag is hidden, and Colette is vindicated. Eddie has also proven that he is at least Luis’ equal.

The two detectives return to New York. Eddie surprises Gloria with a gift she loves. Luis, realizing he belongs with Vanessa, proposes to her with a large engagement ring.



The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 12, 2015.[3] The film was released on June 10, 2016, by Focus World.[4]


Puerto Ricans in Paris received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 38%, based on 16 reviews, with a rating of 4.6/10.[5] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 47 out of 100, based on 12 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[6]


  1. ^ Justin Lowe (2015-06-16). "'Puerto Ricans in Paris': LAFF Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  2. ^ "Puerto Ricans in Paris (2016)". Box Office Mojo. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  3. ^ Amanda N'Duka (2015-06-06). "[WATCH] 'Puerto Ricans in Paris' Clip: LA Film Festival". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  4. ^ Terrero, Nina (2016-04-29). "'Puerto Ricans in Paris' trailer: NYC cops get a taste of high stakes high fashion". Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  5. ^ "Puerto Ricans In Paris (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  6. ^ "Puerto Ricans in Paris Reviews". Metacritic. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2016-06-16.

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