‘Radical’ Trailer: Eugenio Derbez Is An Unorthodox Teacher In Uplifting Sundance Favorite Coming This October

Winner of Sundance’s “Festival Favorite Award” at the start of the year, Christopher Zalla’s uplifting film Radical is finally arriving in theaters this October and we can see what the fuss was about. I can’t believe I missed this one at the festival, given the rave reviews not only for it but for star Eugenio Derbez.

Popular Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez plays a 6th-grade teacher at a school with some of the worst-performing students in all of Mexico. Surrounded by violence, hardship, and hopelessness, their only chance is a radical, outside-the-box approach designed to unlock their curiosity.

The film is based on the Wired magazine article by Joshua Davis, who co-wrote the script with Zalla.

Joining Derbez in the cast are Daniel Haddad, Jenifer Trejo, Mía Fernanda Solís, Danilo Guardiola, and a group of energetic local kids.

Radical opens in theaters on October 20th.

Travis Hopson
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