Where to watch Flamin’ Hot

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Have you ever wondered about the story behind Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? The origins of the spicy snack from Frito-Lay are the subject of the new dramedy Flamin’ Hot. At the center is the man who claims to have invented Flamin’ Hot CheetosRichard Montañez. Jesse Garcia stars as Montañez, a Mexican American man who took a job as a janitor at Frito-Lay. Inspired by his heritage, Montañez attempts to create a hot, flavorsome snack that appeals to the emerging Latino market.

Flamin’ Hot is a story of Montañez’s determination and never-give-up attitude. Directed by Eva Longoria, Flamin’ Hot’s cast includes Garcia, Annie Gonzalez, Dennis Haysbert, Matt Walsh, Emilio Rivera, Pepe Serna, and Tony Shalhoub. The rags-to-riches story will skip the theaters in favor of a streaming release.

Where to watch Flamin’ Hot

Jesse Garcia and Dennis Haysbert in Flamin' Hot.

Flamin’ Hot will stream on Disney+ and Hulu. Flamin’ Hot stems from Searchlight Pictures, which typically sends its movies to Hulu. However, Flamin’ Hot marks the first film to debut on Disney+ and Hulu simultaneously.

Disney+ has an impressive summer state. Avatar: The Way of Waterthe biggest movie of 2022, is now streaming on Disney+. Marvel is set to release Secret Invasionthe spy thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, on June 21. Later this summer, Lucasfilm will release Ahsokaan eight-episode series starring Rosario Dawson as the titular character on August 23.

Like Disney+, Hulu is gearing up for a summer of new releases. The Bearthe critically-acclaimed series about an Italian beef sandwich shop, returns for its second season on June 22. Hulu revived Futuramathe sci-fi animated series by The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening which returns with new episodes starting July 24. Finally, Only Murders in the Building returns for season 3 on August 8.

When is it streaming for subscribers?

FLAMIN’ HOT | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures

Flamin’ Hot is now streaming.

How much does it cost?

A family gathers around a table to watch a boy eat cheetos in Flamin' Hot.
(From: L-R) Brice Gonzalez, Annie Gonzalez, Jesse Garcia and Hunter Jones in FLAMIN’ HOT. Photo by Emily Aragones. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2023 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved.

To subscribe to Disney+, there are two paid options: Disney+ with ads costs $8 a month, while Disney without ads costs $11 a month. Hulu also has an ad tier ($8/month or $80/year) and an ad-free tier ($15/month). However, the Disney+ bundle may be more advantageous to customers because it includes three services for one monthly price.

  • Hulu (with ads) and Disney+ (with ads) costs $10 a month
  • Hulu (with ads), Disney+ (with ads), and ESPN+ costs $13 a month
  • Hulu (ad-free), Disney+ (ad-free), and ESPN+ costs $20 a month

Is it worth watching?

A worker stands against the shelves in Flamin' Hot.
Jesse Garcia in FLAMIN’ HOT. Photo by Emily Aragones. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2023 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved.

Flamin’ Hot depicts an inspiring story of an ambitious Latino man searching for a better life for himself and his family. It is important to note that the LA Times published a 2021 story that disputed Montañez’s account, alleging he did not invent Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, a report that PepsiCo did not deny. Yet, knowing of this report will not affect your viewing if you’re looking for a feel-good story with a lot of heart.

Flamin’ Hot is Longoria’s feature film directorial debut. Written by Lewis Colick and Linda Yvette Chávez, Flamin’ Hot is based on Montañez’s book, A Boy, a Burrito and a Cookie: From Janitor to Executive. Flamin’ Hot won the Audience Award at the 2023 South by Southwest Film Festival. The film is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, scoring 65% on the Tomatometer.

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