Y Tu Mamá También
- Alfonso Cuarón
- Reviewed by
- Gon Curiel a.k.a. Groucho
- Review date
- Thursday, March 28, 2002
Insightful, gorgeous-looking Mexican production puts three charming characters in a car and makes them talk and laugh, before unexpected things happen. There is poignancy all the way, as an “off voice” narrator gives us the insights of every situation, as not even the characters can realize. In a set of colorful landscapes of Mexico (looking better than ever in film), we laugh, cry and enjoy the trip as much as they do. And despite the poignant observations of these people’s lives, nothing can prepare us for a couple of shocks towards the end, which completely change the scope of everything—making this trip not only worthwhile, but also unforgettable.
The three main characters are greatly cast: the two teenagers (García Bernal from Amores Perros (2000) and Diego Luna from Before Night Falls (2000)) continuously spontaneous and foul-mouthed, their companion (Verdú from Belle Epoque (1992)) delightful as well as a woman from a different culture. Only these characters, all from a different social stratum, could make up for such a collection of vignettes of Mexican society overall.
Fun, erotic, delightful and shocking, one of the great movies of Mexican cinema’s renaissance and one that should not be missed.
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