After their girlfriends jet off to Italy for the summer, a pair of horny Mexico City teenagers from different classes are bewitched by a gorgeous older Spanish woman they meet at a wedding. When she agrees to accompany them on a road trip, the three form an increasingly intense and sensual alliance.
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It is misleading to put labels such as "road trip " and "coming of age" on this compelling and well acted film.
The fast paced and raw dialogue amuses and gives insight into politics and the economy of Mexican society.
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.
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
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.
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.