Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Blame it to the raging hormones if you happen to watch a good movie like Y tu mama tambien. But can you really blame the hormones?
Y tu mama tambien is a film that features two teenage boys who are exploring the world of the grown ups: sex, party and the women. There are actually three main characters in the movie: Tenoch Iturbide (Diego Luna), Julio Zapata (Gael Barcia Bernal) and Luisa Cortes (Maribel Verdu). The excitement of the movie starts when the two teenagers, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa at a wedding. Wanting to impress the older Luisa (who happens to be the Spanish wife of Jano, Tenoch’s cousin), the boys invite her to go to a beach called the la Boca del Cielo, an imaginary place they made up only to make Luisa go with them. Obviously the place doesn’t exist at all, and Luisa, impressed by their stories about the beach, accepts the invitation. The trip on their way to an imaginary beach is a form of an escape to the three characters: Tenoch and Julio are both abandoned by their girlfriends and Luisa running away from Jano, her husband, after his tearful confession about his infidelity with another woman. Y tu mama tambien highlights its themes: rejection, friendship, coming of age and definitely SEX.
With some exciting scenes such as finding yourself watching Tenoch and Julio kissing each other with Luisa kneeling in front of them, the three getting drunk and talking about their sexual experiences and their confessions about repeatedly having sex with the same girls (Luisa and their girlfriends), you will surely feel the thrill and the teenage aura of the movie while comfortably sitting on the couch.
The film ends with Tenoch and Julio talking over coffee, catching up on each other’s lives after a year without any contact to each other (with news about Luisa having been dead a month ago because of cancer).
Y tu mama tambien is a Mexican film about the coming of age, overcoming rejection and dealing with your raging hormones.