Bernal and Luna are two unruly hick stepbrothers in rural Mexico, united by their shared love for beer, fútbol and outdoing one another. When an agent discovers their talents on the soccer field, but insists he can only make one of them a star, a new path for their rivalry suddenly emerges.
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I saw this film in Guadalajara in 12/2008. It was a pretty good at presenting the culture of futbol in Mexico, and the underlying thirst for success that drives the relatively innocent characters to sell their souls. I could see how this film would work well in every country except the US, unless the populace can look past the soccer-heavy plot.
Reunião dos astros de E SUA MÃE TAMBÉM, Diego Luna e Gael Garcia Bernal, com o co-roteirista daquele filme, Carlos Cuarón, que aqui estréia como diretor de longas. O roteiro é previsível, com os altos e baixos dos atletas, mas diverte e, no limite, reafirma os laços fraternos.
I thought it was hysterical the Tex-Mex version of Cheap Trick's "I Want You To Want Me" the accordion accompaniment was spot-on! A good portrayal of sibling rivalry and what the perils of success can do to a person specially when you go from being marginal to nouveau riche to marginal all over again. Football is not a sport it is a way of life for many.