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.
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.