1/21/2008

DVD Review: Y Tu Mamá También

The nice thing about January is that a lot of stores offer discounts to inventory items they want to move. Video stores are no exception-- I was able to get a Philippines-only release of the Mexican erotic roadie Y Tu Mamá También.

Released in 2001, Y Tu Mamá También (And Your Mother Too!) is essentially a buddy movie and teen movie rolled together in one soft taco. When two teenage boys lead the cast, expect a lot of sex and raunchy dialogue, as we see the story of Tenoch and Julio (portrayed by Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal respectively) take the sexy older woman Luisa (Maribel Verdú) on a road trip to Heaven's Mouth Beach.

Director-writer Alfonso Cuarón takes the viewer on a journey on the Mexican country-side, complete with stop-overs and all. The main story of the trio unfolds as they travel and know more about one another, both personally and sexually (yep, you read that right). The sharp exchanges between the characters help balance the movie and steer the movie away from the B-movie zone.

The bad thing about these local releases of DVD's is that they strip most of the special features and leave just the movie. (Darned local distributors!). I would have loved to see the extras of this finely made movie; it is definitely a must see.

Note: This movie contains explicit scenes of sexual acts, recommended for folks older than 18.


Rating: 4/5


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