Y tu mamá también

Y tu mamá también

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A pair of horny Mexico City teenagers from different classes who, after their girlfriends jet off to Italy for the summer, are bewitched by a gorgeous older Spanish woman they meet at a wedding. When she agrees to accompany them on a trip to a faraway beach, the three forms an increasingly intense and sensual alliance that ultimately strips them both physically and emotionally bare.

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jimg2000
Sep 13, 2017

Not surprised with the erotic scenes as the film is billed as a trip to the beach with two teenage boys and a woman. What makes it stand out were the acumen, through road side scenes or inserted narrations, on Mexican culture, the complex character study of the woman and her interactions with the pair of carefree boys beyond their raging hormone.

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patch666
Jun 15, 2017

Instant Classic !!!!

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lukasevansherman
Apr 19, 2017

Mexican-born writer/director Alfonso Cuaron has had an interesting career. He made his debut with a film and Spanish, then went North, like his compatriots Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Inarritu. He made 2 splashy literary adaptations in Hollywood, "The Little Princess" and "Great Expectations," before returning to Mexico for 2001's "Y Tu Mama Tambien." He'd go on to make bigger and more popular films, like one of the "Harry Potter" series and "Gravity," but I think this is still his best. It seems a bit like a palette cleanser after his Hollywood period; it's grittier, funnier, and sexier. It takes what could've been a cliche-ridden fest about teenage boys and a hot older woman and makes something genuine, exuberant, and moving. Much of this has to do with the three excellent leads: Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, and Maribel Verdu. Cuaron and his cinematographer find a balance between a spontaneous, raw style and a more lyrical one. Mexico is practically another character. This is the deluxe 2-disc Criterion release.

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noamjam
Sep 15, 2016

Surprise, surprise! I was. Jimdandy movie, even if you don't speak Spanish ( subtitles).
But then, it's from the Criterion collection, so I shouldn't be surprised. Filmed in 2001.
Why hadn't I heard about it before? Yes, I need to get out more.

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zigopolous
Mar 18, 2015

It's too bad that this is the edited for TV version. I saw the uncut version (ironically enough on TV...TVO) & this version loses a lot due to the censorship.

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vaughanweber
Sep 29, 2014

Superb ... touching ... engaging ... sensitive ... insightful ... and funny

avisualfeel May 13, 2014

Beautiful film!
Washes over you like an ocean of beach and sand, one wave followed by the break of another and another...

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66BENN
May 09, 2012

Maribel Verdu is incredible in this. And is completely wasted in Pan's Labyrinth.

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jimg2000
Sep 13, 2017

Undoubtedly two of everyone's favorite:

Life is like the surf, so give yourself away like the sea.
---and---
Play with babies and you'll end up washing diapers!

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