In the spirit of Rohmer, Truffaut and sparks of early Godard, Y tu mamá también manages to speak honestly about Mexico like few had done for decades. Though frequently cited as a self discovery or a road movie, to me its central thesis is to find a new aesthetic that can expose the qualities that together compose contemporary Mexico.
Freedom, adolescence, sex, and life itself are discussed and experienced in this road comedy that ends so unexpectedly that you want to immediately watch it again to see Verdu's performance in a new light.
One of my favourites because it epitomises the passion for freedom and experience. The narration reveals the secret triggers inside the individual. The film resonates with me because of the juxtaposition between naivety and knowing, freedom and the inescapable
Incredible film. Nothing compares to that moment when Brian Eno's "By This River" starts playing on the car stereo while the bored camera glances outside the window. Although I felt the car should have got an upgrade.
The curious, hand-held, free-roaming camera put me in touch with that joyous youthful innocence that fades with time. A beautiful coming-of-age film.
that movie with the sexy mexicans
Diego y Gael reunidos = <3.
wan of the koolest road-movie eper
One of my personal favorite road movies. Cuarón manages to bring forth his signature upfront sexual style, while also calling back on classic road movies such as 'Wild at Heart' and 'Easy Rider'
Films like this should be done more frequently. A beautiful piece of life.
A porno comedy with brains.
my most favorite part is the fact that it ends to a brian eno's song
Loved the the main three, especially the guys did a great job. Props to Bernal, as always. Alfonso... I tvayu mamu tozhe xD
so luisa's adventure is not so heroic after all. she might have been shier if she wanted to return to another life, facing the consequences of her seemingly selfless offering of herself. but she was going to death and, like in the medieval danse macabre of those doomed by plague, she threw away the inhibitions. not to make things different, but to renounce things at all. what if she continued living? this saga would
Such a pretty film, it captures three of the most major elements of life: love/ friendship, sexuality and death. Portraying real life events through two silly-young-stupid-boys & a spanish lady.
Not so attractive as it could be. As a matter of fact, I think it's an overrated film. Alfonso Cuarón had little concern about the framing in this filme, the environment needed sometimes more freeze frames and less handycam moments. The story it's very poor at the beginning but there is a growing improvement till the end. The best are certainly the roles by Maribel, Diego and Gael.
I had to watch it without subtitles. It didn't pass the Hitchcock test. GG Bernal was perfect.
Perhaps the sexiest movie of all time?
The film reveals a lot about Mexican culture and society, definitely going beyond the label of buddy road movie. Showcasing Mexican culture, it delivers a reflective, but detached narration that shows the intricacies between the three main characters and what is setting them apart. Beautifully shot and directed the film goes beyond of what one may expect by reading just the synopsis.
worth for the naked scenes
Enjoyed this film very much, very funny but sad at the same time. Gosh, Diego Luna and Bernal are great in this.
After watching this film for the first time in six years, I'm suddenly seeing a lot of Rohmer influence that I wasn't aware of upon my first viewing.
nothing sweet about this movie. there is one thing I am sorry for, the friendship these charolastras could not save
Beautiful film. Could go on for hours about it.
Great film. Specially like the cast.
Love it Yo Lo Quiero I went to Mexico again several years ago and My Mission included to visit and follow along the path of this movie I rode in a boat over the monstrous waves laughing amongst the laugh inducing waves to pass by the BOCA DEL CIELO and I LOVED EVERY MOMENT OF IT CON MUCHO GUSTO !! ! ! OLAS Y LAS OLAS Y hasta la profundidad