In Mexico City, late teen friends Tenoch Iturbide and Julio Zapata are feeling restless as their respective girlfriends are traveling together through Europe before they all begin the next phase of their lives at college. At a lavish family wedding, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa Cortés, the twenty-something wife of Tenoch's cousin Jano, the two who have just moved to Mexico from Spain. Tenoch and Julio try to impress the beautiful Luisa by telling her that they will be taking a trip to the most beautiful secluded beach in Mexico called la Boca del Cielo (translated to Heaven's Mouth), the trip and the beach which in reality don't exist. When Luisa learns of Jano's latest marital indiscretion straight from the horse's mouth, she takes Tenoch and Julio's offer to go along on this road trip, meaning that Tenoch and Julio have to pull together quickly a road trip to a non-existent beach. They decide to head toward one suggested by their friend Saba, who seems a little confused himself of ... Written by
La vida tiene sus maneras de enseñarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de confundirnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de cambiarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de asombrarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de herirnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de curarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de inspirarnos.
The translation of the tagline is: "Life has its way of teaching us. Life has its way of confusing us. Life has its way of changing us. Life has its way of astonishing us. Life has its way of hurting us. Life has its way of curing us. Life has its way of inspiring us." See more »
The image of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara hanging from the rear-view mirror keeps appearing and disappearing during the first part of the road trip, right before it is substituted by the toy rabbit Luisa buys at the township. See more »
Life is like the surf, so give yourself away like the sea.
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Afila el Colmillo
(by F. Ruiz C., J. Lede, E. Acevedo, J. de La Cueva and Mala Rodríguez (as M. Rodriguez))
Performed by Titan and Mala Rodríguez (as La Mala Rodríguez)
Published by Brambila Musical, Warner Chappel Music Publishing, Inc. and Ediciones Doctor Yo,
Sample from "Tiburón a la Vista", performed by Mike Laure, courtesy of Discos Mussari
Titan appears courtesy of EMI Music México/Virgin Records México
La Mala appears courtesy of Booouncing Bricks/Superage See more »
What a funny, sexy, sad, wonderful movie. Gael Garcia Bernal is destined for greatness. I was totally overwhelmed by the sexual tension between the characters. It is also a subtle, yet brutal, comment on Latin culture as far as sex is concerned. The reaction of the two boys after realizing they have made love is purely Latin fear. In another part of the world, that night of love could have been the new beginning of a wonderful friendship. Cuaròn, the director, redeems himself here, after the embarrassing "Great Expectations"
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