What You Need To Know:
The plot of NO MANCHES FRIDA 2 is a thinly veiled structure to promote a lusty, foul-mouthed culture among teenagers and adults. There is one redemptive moment where Zequi stops a student from giving away her virginity. However, the movie contains excessive foul language, alcohol abuse by teenagers and adults, many instances of toilet humor, and a steady stream of sexual innuendos. The laughs are pretty rare. Media-wise moviegoers will stay away from this lame Mexican sequel, NO MANCHES FRIDA 2.
NO MANCHES FRIDA 2 portrays the rocky love story of Zequi, an ex-con turned teacher, and Lucy, a seemingly prudish teacher, who work with at-risk students at Frida Kahlo High School.
With their impending wedding, Lucy warns Zequi he mustn’t drink at his bachelor party. Zequi’s buddies host his bachelor party at his old haunt, the strip club, surrounded by scantily clad pole dancers. Despite trying hard to honor Lucy’s wishes, Zequi’s friends convince him to get drunk by describing with vulgar language how he has already lost his “virility” to Lucy, and all the “terrible” responsibilities that come with married life. Meanwhile, Lucy’s bachelorette party, which appears much tamer than Zequi’s party, contains plenty of sexual innuendos. Lucy’s friend, Camilla, “livens” the party by drinking and ends the party by pulling the pants off a police officer, exposing his boxers.
The next day Zequi shows up to the wedding with a horrible hangover that’s temporarily abated with a healthy anti-hangover concoction his friends made him drink. Zequi holds on for most of the ceremony, but before the ceremony is complete, he projectile vomits all over the priest. Shocked, Lucy angrily runs from the altar and refuses to speak to Zequi.
At school, Zequi learns that a wedding guest has uploaded the video of him vomiting and it’s gone viral. He tries to speak to Lucy and takes her into the office. He accidentally turns on the PA system for the school and profusely apologizes to Lucy while promising better behavior. The entire school is amused by Zequi’s apology but pretends not to notice.
Meanwhile, a new principal arrives and reveals to the staff that the students have been performing very poorly. He informs them that the school is in danger of being closed. However, due to the principal’s connections, the school has a chance to redeem its standing with the Board of Education by competing at a high school competition hosted at a beach resort. The teachers are encouraged to lead three teams in volleyball, chess and dancing. Lucy, Camilla and Zequi sign up to lead the teams.
At the resort, it’s clear that the children from Frida aren’t favored to win. Lucy and Camilla meet the teacher-coach of the opposing team, Mario, who just happens to be Lucy’s ex-boyfriend from high school. The stage is now set. Not only does Zequi have to help his students win the dance competition, he must somehow win back Lucy’s heart.
The only redeeming moment in the entire story is when Zequi stops Laura, his student and Lucy’s younger sister, from giving away her virginity to a boy during their time at the resort. Sadly, there is too much muck and filth spread throughout the story surrounding this noble deed.
NO MANCHES FRIDA 2 appears very colorful, bright and fun and has a few genuinely funny slapstick comedy bits. However, it contains many foul elements, including alcohol abuse by teenagers and adults, excessive foul language, a steady stream of sexual innuendos, a scene where the students give a sex quiz to Camilla who ends up making sex noises, quite a few instances of toilet humor, projectile vomiting on a priest, condoms offered from one student to another student twice, and a man who dresses like a woman on the dance team. Media-wise moviegoers will stay away from this lame Mexican sequel, NO MANCHES FRIDA 2.