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Monday, October 26, 2009

[9.75/10] Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002)

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002)

Short review: Alfonso Cuaron's superb road movie is a film with a lot on its mind, a potent mixture of politics, sex and teenage abandon, filmed in a Mexico both pure and despoiled and facing an uncertain future. "Y Tu Mama Tambien" is really a deliciously original story from Mexico, fascinatingly put together, about three mesmerizing, very specific characters while touching on myriad universal themes and emotions that every one of us can identify with. Every scene drips with colour, and the cinematography is utterly beautiful. Mexico city and the desert drive to Heaven's Mouth are shot in long, flowing, low-down camera angles which take in the beauty of the country. All this is set off against the scatalogical ramblings of the three main characters. You would swear that Gail Garcia and Diego Luna had been friends since birth, the chemistry is second nature them, reacting to each others dialogue effortlessly. It also has a very 'easy' feeling from start to finish, flowing from a to b in one swift movement. Maribel Verdú's performance is also brilliant! Passionate, multi-layered, stunningly erotic and touching, "Y Tu Mama Tambien" is not to be missed by anyone with an open mind!

  • My Rating: 9.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 91% (8.0/10)
  • IMDb: 7.8/10

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