Monday, January 3, 2011

Spanish Makes Everything Sound More...

I keep seeing this 30 second commercial on television:



It works on so many levels with me. First, whoever cast this series of commercials for Kahlúa should be given a medal for selecting Ana de la Reguera. She's simply one drop dead gorgeous and talented latina (and besides that she'll also be in Cowboys & Aliens later this year). On top of that, both the actress and the coffee liqueur maker's roots are the same. The unique trade port city of Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico is their mutual birthplace. With its distinctive Spanish, African, and Caribbean cultural heritage, it's one location that has always fascinated me (no disrespect to my family's ancestral home of Chihuahua, mom). Of course, before my stomach swore me off alcohol, Kahlúa was one of my last spirits of choice. Damnit!
"We speak Spanish, mostly because it's the language we speak."
The ad (and series) manages to squeezes out a seriously frisky sense of humor throughout its very short span, too. Plus, Ana in truth plays her part to the hilt with a sexy charm that's palpable. Intriguing really becomes a word and half by the time she's through with it, no? Notice how she even pronounces Roberto. My grandmother would deliver a loud clamor if she heard me admit I couldn't roll an 'R' to save my own life. This admission from one with a double 'r' in his hispanic surname (which to pronounce correctly incorporates the use of the famed Spanish trill). And she has me in her grips by the time we reach, Piano ("Okay, maybe not the best example."). Put it all together and it blends to the best commercial going, IMO. ¡Delicioso!

16 comments:

  1. GoingLikeSixty.comJanuary 3, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Oh yeah! I watch Univision just to watch the babes talk. Ever notice some Spanish words require the slight flick of the tongue over the teeth?  ummmmm. There was a CBS Sunday Morning commentator bit about learning to roll your hours that was pretty funny.
    Yum, love Kahula - in coffee. Sorry about your gut.

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  2. GoingLikeSixty.comJanuary 3, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    hours....... holy sheesh... R's... ahahahahaha, that may be the typo of the year!! Already. OK, I'm calliing it. FTW.

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  3. Thank you so much for the comment, and welcome. And yes, I miss my Kahlua ;) .

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  4. Well, she didn't make me want Kahlua, but she did make me wish I looked AND spoke like her.

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  5. I've never seen this commercial, but I thinks it's great!  Gotta love sexy humor.  And I'm right there with Naomi, about no interest in the product, but wouldn't mind looking and sounding like Ana!  <img></img>  I sooo have to show this to my husband.

    Thanks for posting this, lp13!

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  6. Ummm, what the hell happened to my emoticon?  Let's try that again... ;)

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  7. Yes, she has that thoughtful brunette demeanor -- not that I'd ever fall for someone like that ;) . Thanks, Naomi.

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  8. No tempting you with Black or White Russian, or a Kahlua Coffee? If you try and like it, then you can go for the gold with a Kahlua Cockroach. I remember the days.

    Please report hubby's reaction to that ad, Christine. Thanks.

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  9. I love Ana de la Reguera, I absolutely love her. And I loved her in the commercial, also, of course! 'though I think they could've had a little more of Veracruz in the video (I mean, they could've had San Juan de Ulúa as a background, or the pier, and not just a marketplace but hey, who am I to complain if they're highlighting my "México lindo y querido". Lovely, anyway. 

    By the way, if you wanna practice rolling your R's you could practice with a phrase they teach us in kindergarten "Erre con erre cigarro, erre con erre barril, rápido ruedan las ruedas del ferrocarril"

    Thanks for this video, cousin. Love seeing Anita anywhere!

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  10. <span>¿En qué estás pensando...?</span>
    By the way, Kalhua IS amazing. Also great are having Kalhua-filled chocolates. OK, off to the store now!

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  11. The Sci-Fi FanaticJanuary 3, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Aye karamba! SO she's going to be the female lead in Cowboys And Aliens.  Shweet!

    Brrrrrilliant Leopardo [note the rolling rrrrr].

    Delicioso indeed.  Thanks for keeping your finger on the pulse of that film.  Admittedly she's one fine pulse to watch.

    Commercial is funny too.  It's so true.  Very romantic, pretty language!

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  12. Yes, Ana de la Reguera is breathtaking. There are other commercials in the series (and I recommend them), but they focus more on the people than Veracruz the location, I believe. I'm definitely going to start practicing with the phrase you offered -- I need all the help I can get ;) .


    Thanks, Poncho.

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  13. Ooohhh, Kahlua-filled chocolates... Yum. Perfect something for a certain brunette in my life and her upcoming wedding anniversary next month. Thanks, cousin!

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  14. <span>Ana de la Reguera and Olivia Wilde in the same film! That's something to make you roll your R's. Thanks, SFF!</span>

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  15. Ana de la Reguera looks like Babe of the Week material to me. Thanks for bringing her to my attention.

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  16. Ana is something alright. Thanks, John.

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