May 17, 2009
And Your Mama Too!
Thanks to TVO, Ontario’s public broadcaster, we watched a sexy movie last night. -Y tu mamá también. This Mexican film is a buddy/road movie, involving two friends just finishing high school. Through a series of twists and turns, the over-sexed boys end up taking an older voluptuous cousin (by marriage) on a road trip to a non-existent beach.
They get into a precarious sexual predicament with the older woman. Hi-jinks ensue and emotion interrupts the boy’s friendship.
I enjoyed this movie a lot. The male leads are cute without being overly handsome. The dialogue struck me as genuine smutty boy-talk. The sex (how’d they do that??) looked so real and too true. Nothing is stereotypical and nothing is glorified. There is no happy ending.
I felt a little uncomfortable watching this with my teenaged son. But I’ll tell you what - this coming of age movie (god, how I hate that term) seemed so true and honest I couldn’t object. Real life trumps Hollywood anytime. And real life was what this movie represented.
Y tu mamá también was directed by Alfonso Cuarón who ended up directing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The film orignally came in '01, so I'm a bit slow on the uptake. The film stars Diego Luna, who was the teenaged lover in Frida, Gael Garcia Bernal and Maribel Verdú, who I last saw as Rocio in the Spanish film Belle Epoque.
I’d recommend this film to anyone who likes movies with European sensibilities and who’s over the age of 18!!
Mum – this one’s too sexy for you!!