Welcome to Movie Monday, when I feature the sets from our favorite films. The Adam Sandler-Tea Leoni movie Spanglish came out in 2004, and it featured two memorable houses–their main residence and the Malibu beach house that they rent for the summer. Sandler’s character, a chef named John Clasky, runs a charming little restaurant that adds even more eye candy in the film.
The story is about a Mexican immigrant named Flor (played by Paz Vega, who, like her character, doesn’t speak English). She goes to work at John and Deborah’s house, and the challenges go far beyond the language barrier.
John and Deborah’s House:
I got kind of irritated because they never showed the entire exterior of the house. This is the most they ever gave us.
I love that they have a Foosball table in the middle of this room:
The backyard pool:
The back of the house:
Looking into the breakfast room:
The living room:
Cloris Leachman plays the grandmother. She’s fabulous, as usual.
The upstairs landing features a great photo wall:
John (Adam Sandler) in the master bedroom:
From the deleted scenes on the DVD, there was one scene that took place in the Master Bedroom that gave us a couple of new views of the room and shows the entire fireplace wall:
John takes Flor to see his restaurant:
The Malibu Beach House:
They rent a beach house in Malibu for the summer. Again, we don’t get a good look at the exterior–this is the only (fleeting) shot of it:
The tiny kitchen has blue and white diamond tiles on the walls:
The paneled game room:
The deck at night, looking into the family room:
Flor’s daughter Cristina sits on the beach behind the house:
The living room opens to reveal this wonderful water view from the deck:
Writer and director James L. Brooks says, “The movie was based on the idea that decency can be sexy.”
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