Y Tu Mamá También

Y Tu Mamá También

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Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Cast: Alfonso Cuarón, Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna

     
 

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Mexican-born, New York-based filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón directed this Mexican box-office smash hit about a pair of randy upper-class buddies that sparked some controversy for its frank depiction of drug use and sexual exploration. With their respective girlfriends away in Europe, Julio (Gael García…  See more details below

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Mexican-born, New York-based filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón directed this Mexican box-office smash hit about a pair of randy upper-class buddies that sparked some controversy for its frank depiction of drug use and sexual exploration. With their respective girlfriends away in Europe, Julio (Gael García Bernal) and his upper-class friend Tenoch (Diego Luna) are looking forward to a summer full of drink, drugs, and cheap meaningless sex. During a wedding, they meet Luisa (Maribel Verdú) -- the 28-year-old wife of Tenoch's scholarly cousin -- and try to convince her to go on a road trip to Heaven's Mouth, a made-up beach paradise the two claim is on the Oaxacan coast. To their surprise, Luisa -- who is looking to escape her troubled life for a spell -- agrees to go along. Two days into the trip, tension starts to build between the two friends: Luisa has had sex with each, and now both lads are not-so-quietly vying for her affection. Soon simmering jealousies boil over into savage arguments, threatening to completely destroy their friendship. After an enormously successful run in Mexico and Guatemala, this film was screened to much acclaim at the 2001 Venice, Toronto, and New York Film Festivals.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
Adolescent libidos fuel an unusual ménage à trois in Y Tu Mamá También, an erotic and sophisticated comedy-drama from Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón. The story is simple -- two privileged, sex-obsessed teens (Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna) take an older woman (Maribel Verdú) on an outing to a beach -- and plays out on one level like a teen-male fantasy. But there's more here than meets the eye, as the film's buoyant tone is repeatedly mitigated by an omniscient narrator. In the style of Jean-Luc Godard, this commentary uncovers hidden motivations and places the characters and events in a broader and often unsetting context. Meanwhile, the story unfolds as a road trip of sexual initiation, including some powerful personal revelations and homoerotic tensions that threaten to destroy the boys' friendship. The actors succeed with some truly challenging material here, handling graphic dialogue and physical intimacy with a grace that is at once sexy and vulnerable. Make no mistake: Y Tu Mamá También candidly explores its subject with a healthy and stimulating sense of humor and fantasy. But there's a dangerous undertow as well, resulting in a truly striking film of uncommon power.
All Movie Guide
Y Tu Mamá También has been casually referred to as a Spanish-language American Pie, perhaps because both films include footage of taboo body fluids floating in liquids they don't usually call home -- a swimming pool here, a beer there. But that comparison doesn't nearly do justice to Alfonso Cuarón's bold, sexually explicit yet artistically justified coming-of-age piece, which climbs outside the box at every turn. More generous films to associate it with are Run Lola Run and Amélie; both share Mamá's curiosity about the interrelationship of seemingly unlike people and places, and contemplate the pasts and futures of bit players in a manner that seems essential, not superfluous. Yet it's not as glossy as those films, either. Mamá retains a documentary-style realism that's less dependant on set pieces, preferring the messy yet basically benign continuum of life. Mamá's illuminating narration is never intrusive, even though it cuts off the soundtrack in a way that sounds like abrupt speaker failure; it contextualizes the action while leaving the deeper profundities to the viewer's own thoughts. Cuarón's fascinating decisions are as regular as the free-flowing bull sessions so naturally performed by lead actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal in and around Mexico City, and on their road trip to self-discovery. Cuarón, seeming more comfortable in his element than in a Hollywood release like the Gwyneth Paltrow vehicle Great Expectations, challenges the actors' talents in a handful of takes that last minutes on end, many of which include the camera moving seamlessly through the environment. Even with all these accomplishments, it's still as funny and as titillating as anything out there -- maybe because it doesn't have to try so hard to do either.
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Cuaron's hot-blooded, haunting and wildly erotic film revels in the pleasures of the flesh without losing touch with thought and feeling.
Washington Post - Desson Howe
There are so many good things to say about this film it's hard to find a statement that really nails it. Perhaps we can leave at this: Y Tu Mamá También is originality writ large.
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan
Echoes the unmistakable freshness and excitement of the Nouvelle Vague, the sense of joy in being alive and making movies, that made those works distinctive and unforgettable.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2014
UPC:
0715515124218
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
21,139

Special Features

New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki and approved by director Alfonso Cuarón Two new pieces on the making of the film, featuring interviews, recorded at the time of production and in 2014, with actors Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Maribel Verdú; Alfonson Cuarón; cowriter Carlos Cuarón; and Lubezki New interview with philosopher Slavoj Zizek about the film's social and political aspects On-set documentary from 2001 Deleted scenes You Owe Me One (2002), a short film by Carlos Cuarón Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maribel Verdú Luisa Cortes
Gael García Bernal Julio Zapata
Diego Luna Tenoch Iturbide
Diana Bracho Silvia Allende de Iturbide
Emilio Echeverria Miguel Iturbide
Veronica Langer María Eugenia Calles de Huerta
Arturo Rios Esteban Morelos
Martha Aura Enriqueta 'Queta' Allende
Daniel Jiménez Cacho Narrator

Technical Credits
Alfonso Cuarón Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Miguel A. Alvarez Art Director
Carlos Cuarón Screenwriter
Gabriela Diaque Costumes/Costume Designer
Annette Fradera Musical Direction/Supervision
Jose Antonio Garcia Sound/Sound Designer
Amy J. Kaufman Executive Producer
Amy Kaufman Executive Producer
David Linde Executive Producer
Liza Richardson Musical Direction/Supervision
Emmanuel Lubezki Cinematographer
Alex Rodriguez Editor
Jorge Vergara Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Y Tu Mama Tambien
1. "Promise You Won't Fuck Any Italians" [5:45]
2. "Smells Like Bread" [2:11]
3. Routine Highs [4:45]
4. The Wedding [7:40]
5. Luisa [3:33]
6. Road Trip [6:27]
7. Charolastra Manifesto [4:42]
8. "Are You Faithful?" [4:20]
9. First Loves [6:02]
10. Techniques [3:59]
11. Luisa And Tenoch [9:29]
12. Julio's Confession [4:01]
13. Luisa And Julio [4:23]
14. Tenoch's Confession [4:13]
15. Luisa's Manifesto [2:47]
16. Chuy And Mabel [2:49]
17. La Boca Del Cielo [5:25]
18. "The Greatest Pleasure Is Giving Pleasure" [11:30]
19. "Life Is Like The Foam" [2:47]
20. "Check, Please" [8:47]
1. Color Bars [:20]
Disc #2 -- Y Tu Mama Tambien
1. Chapter 1 [10:32]
2. Chapter 2 [:18]
1. Chapter 1 [40:19]
2. Chapter 2 [:29]
1. Chapter 1 [22:34]
1. Manuela [:55]
2. Stoned [1:50]
3. Whistle [:56]
1. Chapter 1 [8:38]
2. Chapter 2 [:22]
1. Chapter 1 [12:15]

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Y Tu Mamá También 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After all the sex jokes have ceased. This movie continues to be moving powerhouse. It deals with friendship and love in an honest way, instead of reaching the untainable goal of getting a cheerleader. The characters in the flim you actually begin to care about and their well being. This movie also brings to light the social and economic problems of Mexico with it being too preachy. In all this movie should be seen as a lesson of life and how we think it will turn one way but it becomes another. enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS MOVIE IS SOO KOOL. I SAW IT IN THE MOVIES THE FIRST DAY IT CAME OUT . ITS A GOOD MOVIE AND I RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE TO PEOPLE WHO LIKE SEEING THE REAL WORLD . THIS MOVIE IS SO REAL ITS LIKE IF U KNOW OR KNEW SOMEONE LIKE THIS OR MAYBE U WERE LIKE THESES ACTORS IN THE MOVIE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best movies that i have seen in a while i have told everyone of my friends to watch this movie. The story is a story of two friends and how certain circumstance can change all that. This is a must see. Even if you dont buy this movie right away go rent it and then i asure you that will want to add this DVD to your ever growing collection of great movies
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK I have to admit I had to buy this movie after reading such rave reviews in magazines, and boy am I glad I bought it. This movie is so honest and blunt that it feels like when your watching each scene that you are there invading someones moment in life, the lines , the actors, the narration was done superbly, I love it and I will watch it again and again. I recommend to get the unrated version of the dvd because you can get a taste of what the actors and directors really are like and also see another hilarious and sex filled lil movie of older people in mexico , I just have to say it again, I love that I bought this movie, GREAT ACTORS !
Guest More than 1 year ago
Had no prior idea as to what this film was about.Was i pleasantly surprised. Acting was first class and the mix of humour, passion and darkness was crafted and directed to perfection.Just quite superb and such a refreshing change to feel so uplifted and inspired at the cinema.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Una pelicula que detalla lo que sucede hoy en la vida real y que ya los productores no se estan ocultando para demostrarlo.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the most touching and honest films I've ever seen. the characters are heartbreakingly human and the plot is true to life. highly recommended to any independent film fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was great. The story, the acting, Diego. All of it. Not just because I have a crush on Diego, it was a really good movie. But, I would like to say, that I do have a big crush on Diego.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this little jewel of a movie on the Independent Film Channel. I didn't know what to think with the title,( my Spanish is severly limited), but quickly got into the film and was highly impressed with the acting, script, story, all of it. I intend to add this one to my collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want all of my friends to see this movie without judging me for all of the risqué scenes. Very touching.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Mexican movie, dealing heavily with sexuality, politics, economic classes and even religion in the Mexican community. It shows very accurately how things work in Mexico. People can relate to the story one way or another. It is fearless to show how crude life really is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of the two best friends who through the movie fight and then go through very weird things.