I know what you’re thinking, another comedy about an out-of-work dad trying to find his way? Well, not quite. Me Time, the newest film from director John Hamburg (Meet the Parents, I Love You Man), is actually a surprising and heartfelt look at stay-at-home dads struggling to balance their time between taking care of their kids and maintaining their masculinity while still having fun. And it’s hilarious! John Hamburg’s ‘Me Time’ Is a Hilarious Look at the Struggles of Stay-at-Home Dads
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Why we need movies like ‘Me Time’
Many Hollywood comedies put stay-at-home dads through the wringer. Between being pushed to fit into tropes and being seen as incompetent parents, few movies offer nuanced portrayals of this oft forgotten community. Me Time provides much needed laughs with a heartwarming narrative that focuses on friendship, parenting, and the struggle of getting some me time. Sonny Fisher (Kevin Hart) is desperate for some much needed time off while his wife is out of town on business.
He convinces his best friend Armando Zavala (Luis Gerardo Méndez) to take care of their two kids during the day, but Sonny quickly realizes he may have bitten off more than he can chew when he learns how much work it takes to run a household. His kids are driving him crazy and soon enough he’s turning into a walking nightmare! Luckily, Armando arrives in the nick of time just in time before all hell breaks loose!
An honest look at what being a father looks like
A highly entertaining take on what it takes to be a parent and stay-at-home dad, Me Time is an insightful look into the trials and tribulations of how hard it can be to maintain that me time as parents. Sonny Fisher (Kevin Hart) is spending his first moment alone since being a dad while his wife Chloe (Regina Hall) is away on business. He tries to enjoy himself but always feels guilty when he has fun by himself. Armando Zavala (Luis Gerardo Méndez), Sonny’s best friend from high school and college, arrives for a visit with his son Alexi. When Alexi asks about why Armando doesn’t live with them anymore, Armando says that he just needed some space because sometimes it gets too tiring to have so many people around all the time.
How ‘Me Time’ differs from other parenting comedies
In John Hamburg’s ‘Me Time,’ stay-at-home dad Sonny Fisher (Kevin Hart) is suddenly left with his three kids and wife Jenny (Regina Hall) while they are on vacation. No one thought to inform him of their plans and he worries that it will be an unenjoyable and stressful week. However, what becomes most troublesome for Sonny is his struggle to balance work and family life all while not seeing himself as having any authority in either arena. It doesn’t help that Armando Zavala (Luis Gerardo Méndez), the children’s new nanny, has more control over them than Sonny ever had. A man who spends too much time at home starts to feel resentment towards those who actually spend time outside of it.
released on 26 August 2022 on Netflix
Netflix releases Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala comedy Me Time. Directed by John Hamburg, starring Kevin Hart, Amir Hossain Ashik, Mark Wahlberg and Regina Hall. In this movie Sonny, a stay-at-home dad struggling to balance taking care of his home and family while not giving up on his own dreams reconnects with himself while his wife and kids are away.
Meet the cast
Kevin Hart Portrays Sonny Fisher
This is Hart’s second collaboration with John Hamburg. He was last seen as Ted Stroehmann in 2016’s Kevin Hart: What Now?. In Me Time, he will be playing a character named Sonny Fisher, who lives in suburban California and who is eager to spend time on himself for once – it’s been quite some time since he has gotten any me time. His wife and children are away for ten days, which grants him some freedom from all of his parenting duties. Mark Wahlberg as Huck Dembo. Andrew Santino as Alan Geller. Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala.: Written and directed by John Hamburg, Me Time is set to release in theaters nationwide on September 20th, 2022. The film stars Kevin Hart, Amir Hossain Ashik, Mark Wahlberg, Regina Hall, Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala., John Amos as Gil.
Mark Wahlberg Portrays Huck Dembo
The film stars Kevin Hart, Amir Hossain Ashik, Mark Wahlberg, and Regina Hall. Sonny (Kevin Hart), is an overworked father. The film captures his struggle with the pressures of being a stay-at-home dad for his two children. He’s also married to Cassie (Regina Hall), who gets offered a once in lifetime opportunity abroad as one of America’s greatest leading fashion designers. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, she must leave the kids behind in Los Angeles with her husband. Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala.: When Cassie leaves town, Sonny finally has some me time to himself; he never knew how much he needed it until now. One night on TV, he sees an infomercial about five days of vacation at beautiful resort in Mexico. It’s called Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala.: La Tranquila Resort & Spa and they promise that they can make any stay a dream come true!
Regina Hall Portrays Maya Fisher
Me Time follows Sonny, a stay-at-home dad played by Kevin Hart, as he struggles to find his purpose and balance between working from home and spending time with his family. Sonny begins to struggle with these issues when he meets Armando (Luis Gerardo Méndez), an outgoing single father that also deals with this dilemma. Sonny then seeks advice from Maya Fisher (Regina Hall), who is happily married and not interested in starting a relationship outside of her marriage. In order to meet more fathers like him, Sonny joins a group called Fathers Who Stay where he befriends Manuel Zarazúa (Mark Wahlberg) and Diego Delgado (Amir Hossain Ashik). These men come from very different backgrounds but have similar interests.
Jimmy O. Yang Portrays Stan Berman
Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala portrays Sonny, a stay-at-home dad who finds himself with some me time for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away. In what starts as a morning to have fun, he soon realizes he has to be responsible for all the household chores when life keeps getting in his way. Jimmy O. Yang is Stan Berman, an over-eager neighbor and friend to Sonny, who happens to stop by on a regular basis. Stan is one of those neighbors that makes sure everything on your front lawn is perfect; but if you happen to call him out on it, he’ll say something about how much work it takes just so people will look at him more often than not.
Luis Gerardo Mendez Portrays Armando Zavala
Luis Gerardo Méndez is a Mexican actor who made his American film debut in 2017’s The Mule as Armando Zavala. He was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México on November 22, 1993. Mendez started his acting career at the age of six in a theater group called Teatro Infantil de Televisa alongside his two sisters. In 2009 he participated in La Seleccion Mexicana de los 10 mejores actores y actrices jovenes, where he got to know Yareli Arizmendi and they became friends. In 2012 he appeared with her in the telenovela Una Familia con Suerte. In 2014 he auditioned for Hollywood and landed the role of Armando Zavala opposite Bradley Cooper in The Mule, which is due out next year.
Andrew Santino Portrays Alan Geller
Kevin Hart stars as Sonny, an army veteran and full-time stay-at-home dad who finally gets some me time when his wife and kids are away for the week. Sonny spends this time reconnecting with his childhood buddy Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala and working on crafting a solo comedy show while considering signing up for classes at UC Berkeley to help him better relate to his daughter. He also meets a handsome new teacher at school, Noah Buschman played by Mark Wahlberg. They quickly connect over their shared love of children and Star Wars.
John Amos Portrays Gil
If you are looking for a movie that is packed with hilarious laughs and heartwarming moments, then Me Time is for you. John Hamburg successfully tells the story of two friends from high school reuniting over the struggles they’ve had as fathers while still staying true to their roots as jokesters. I thought Luis Gerardo Méndez did an excellent job playing Armando Zavala, one half of this comedic duo, who spends most of his time joking and trying to get away with almost anything. Mark Wahlberg was also impressive in the role of Sonny, a stay-at-home dad who starts having some me time after spending years doing nothing but taking care of everyone else. Sonny has never really known what it feels like to be happy because he’s always taken care of everyone else around him before himself. But when he starts thinking about himself for once in his life and meeting up with old friend Armando, things start to change.
Anna Maria Horsford Portrays Connie
In John Hamburg’s new movie, Me Time, stay-at-home dad Sonny struggles to find the time for himself after his wife and kids go away for their much needed vacation. As if dealing with middle schoolers is not difficult enough, Sonny also has to spend most of his day as an unpaid nanny and cook, leaving him no time to eat healthy food or take care of himself. His boss Armando offers to help by hiring Luis Gerardo Méndez as a helper around the house while he gets used to his newfound me time. With Luis Gerardo Méndez on hand, Sonny finally finds some relief from all of his domestic duties and starts to enjoy life again.
Seal Portrays himself
Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Luis Gerardo Méndez always knew he wanted to act. After attending various international film festivals with his short films, Luis joined forces with John Hamburg to co-write and co-star in Me Time, the debut film for writer/director John Hamburg. Luis plays Armando Zavala alongside Kevin Hart, Regina Hall and Mark Wahlberg. I love this character because he’s just such an everyday guy, Luis said. He has all these things going on, but you never see him sweat.
Sonny (Kevin Hart) is forced to spend his days caring for his two young children while their mom, Celia (Regina Hall), is away. The film co-stars Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala, Amir Hossain Ashik as Lou, and Mark Wahlberg as Mark Boudreau. Luis Gerardo Méndez plays Armando Zavala, an overworked and underappreciated stay-at-home dad who finds out that he’s about to become a father for the first time. After meeting fellow dads in a nearby park, he decides it’s time for him to take some responsibility in this new role – so he becomes an entrepreneur and starts up his own business.
With Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Mark Wahlberg
What made you want to be a writer/director?
It started out as a hobby. I really enjoy watching movies and thought it would be fun to try and write my own. It quickly became something I was passionate about and wanted to pursue as an actual career. My favorite part about writing is being able to tell stories from all sorts of perspectives. The challenges are always exciting, so it never feels like work to me. I hope that people can connect with this story because it’s one that needs to be told.
Working on Me Time has been such a joy!
And if you’re asking who Luis Gerardo Méndez is…he plays Armando Zavala in Me Time!
How did you come up with this concept?
I came up with this concept when I saw Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala in Netflix’s first Mexican comedy series, La casa de las flores (2012). He reminded me so much of my own dad who is a stay-at-home dad. This movie is funny, but it also provides important insight into the challenges that stay-at-home dads face. Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala has been praised for his performance and called one of Mexico’s best actors by Forbes Magazine.
This film will be released on December 25th 2022, and will have a wide release through theaters and streaming services like Netflix.
What was your research process like?
The protagonist, Sonny, is portrayed by actor Kevin Hart. Sonny is a stay-at-home dad that has not seen his wife and kids in about a year since he started staying home to take care of them. To relieve some stress and do something for himself for once, he decides to find out what it would be like to go back to work. I spoke with my coworker who also takes care of her kids all day while her husband works and she described how she feels when they come home. I think this research will help me create an accurate portrayal of a mother’s perspective on the struggles of being a full-time parent.
Since women are the ones primarily taking care of their children, they have more insight into the daily challenges that are faced by parents with stay-at-home dads.
If we don’t include women’s perspectives on these types of films then we will never get accurate portrayals or experiences.
What was your favorite part about making this movie?
It was such an honor to work with John, Regina, and Kevin and be in a film that will hopefully resonate with so many families. My favorite part of filming Me Time was getting to see Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala for the first time! I really enjoyed working with him on this project and am excited for his performance. He did such a great job at being intimidating but also understanding and supportive of Sonny.
I felt like we had great chemistry together which is important when you’re playing husband and wife.
Luis is such a kind person and he never fails to make me laugh or make me feel good about myself when we’re together.
Where can people go to learn more about you?
I am Luis Gerardo Méndez, one of the screenwriters for Me Time, and as you might expect, I have been fortunate enough to see this dream become a reality. The film is in theaters now! It tells the story of Sonny (played by Kevin Hart), who comes to find he has some me time while his wife and kids are away. He has some help from friends played by Mark Wahlberg and Regina Hall on navigating everything life throws his way with hilarity.
Final thoughts on staying sane as a parent
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the movie me time Rated R?
Why is Me Time Rated R? This question came up for many viewers when this movie trailer was first released. I think, to better understand this decision, one should know that there are two sections to the film– Before The Trip and After The Trip. Before the trip, Armando Zavala (played by Luis Gerardo Méndez) is married with a family he cares deeply about. He has no time for himself but does not mind it because his needs are met with love.
After the trip, after going through an experience as extreme as being left in charge of his niece and nephews while their parents go on vacation, he begins to question whether or not his wife really loves him like she says she does because her words do not match her actions.
What is the movie Me Time about?
The movie Me Time is about Sonny, a stay-at-home dad who has found himself with some me time for the first time in years. The film stars Kevin Hart, Amir Hossain Ashik, Mark Wahlberg, and Regina Hall. Sonny lives an idyllic life with his wife and two kids but when she goes away for work he is left to juggle his dual roles as father and stay-at-home caregiver.
Is Central Intelligence on Netflix?
Central Intelligence is not currently on Netflix. Netflix is one of the best ways to stream movies and TV shows, but the service has been adding more and more titles over time, which means they can’t keep everything. There are other streaming services out there that could have it, though. One good place to start looking is Amazon Prime Video!
Does Hulu have good movies?
Hulu has an expansive library of TV shows and movies, with offerings that are divided into comedy, drama, kids, and reality sections. And thanks to new offerings like John Hamburg’s Me Time (streaming now), which features Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala, Hulu has even more options for cinephiles.
Is Me Time appropriate for 10 year olds?
The answer is it depends on who you ask. Let’s say for a moment that your ten year old has seen no more than one sex scene in their lifetime. If that is the case, then Me Time should be fine, and may even open up discussions about parenting with your ten year old. On the other hand, if they have watched movies or tv shows with mature themes, than it might not be appropriate.
How old is Mark Wal?
Mark Wahlberg plays Sonny, a father who suddenly finds himself with me time for the first time in years when his wife and kids go away. He decides to use this free time to go out, drink and eat food that he has missed while taking care of his family. Luis Gerardo Méndez plays Armando Zavala, Sonny’s best friend who wants him to quit partying and find balance in his life.
Where can u watch Central Intelligence 2022?
You can stream Central Intelligence from major services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and iTunes. Additionally, if you’re looking for a physical copy of the movie on DVD or Blu-Ray, Amazon has it for $14.99. If you prefer watching movies at home on your television with friends and family then head to Walmart where Central Intelligence is available for $9.99.
Is Central Intelligence appropriate for 11 year olds?
Central Intelligence is an American action comedy starring Kevin Hart and written by director, Rawson Marshall Thurber. The movie follows the story of an expert analyst and high school loser who team up to save the world after becoming friends on Facebook. Luis Gerardo Méndez plays Armando Zavala in Central Intelligence, though his character was introduced in Our Brand is Crisis. It turns out that there are two reasons for this: the second being that he played former Mexican president Luis Echeverria (a role he won an Ariel Award for) in Mexican film Cidade de Deus from 2002.
Is Central Intelligence worth watching?
Central Intelligence is worth watching if you are in need of an uncomplicated comedic summer movie. There is nothing ground breaking about this film but it delivers good laughs, brings back memories from high school, and features some incredible interactions between Kevin Hart and Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala.
What channel is central intelligence playing on?
Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala and John Travolta are starring in Central Intelligence, one of Netflix’s newest exclusive films. This action comedy movie is set to be released on June 17th and stars Kevin Hart. The film centers around CIA agent Bob Stone (Hart) who must protect his old high school friend Calvin Joyner (Travolta) from assassins determined to get back an envelope Joyner took.
Is Central Intelligence on Roku?
I’m writing in to find out if Central Intelligence is available on Roku, because I wanted to watch it for my me time tonight but couldn’t figure out how. If you could let me know that would be great. Thanks! It turns out they’ve been adding new movies and shows to their library every day this week, so I found a bunch of stuff from our favorite actors like Luis Gerardo Méndez as Armando Zavala.
Thanks for your help!
Does HBO Max have Central Intelligence?
Yes, Luis Gerardo Méndez is included in the cast for Central Intelligence. In Central Intelligence, Luis Gerardo Méndez plays Armando Zavala, CIA station chief in Mazatlán. He was previously seen as Damian Trujillo on Modern Family and as the narrator of Jane The Virgin. Luis Gerardo Méndez has also starred in Club de Cuervos (Club of Crows) and El Chapo (El Chapo). Luis Gérard Méndez Méndez began his acting career by appearing in several telenovelas such as Corazón Salvaje (Wild Heart), Las tontas no van al cielo (Fools don’t go to heaven), Tres Veces Ana: Sin Luz, Sin Voz y Sin Huella (Three Times Ana: Without Light, Without Voice and Without Trace), La Verdad Oculta and El Privilegio de Amar .