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.
Isaac Sánchez was to play the part of Tenoch Iturbide, but it was decided that an older actor would play the role, due to strong sexual scenes and Sánchez's being 16 at the time. See more »
After Saba rolls the joint, the leftover marijuana on the Boda magazine on his lap, disappears. See more »
[walking out of the shower naked]
You're full of shit, man.
I maybe full of shit... but, you've got one ugly dick. It looks like a deflated balloon.
Well, come and blow it up for me, asshole!
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This is not a portrait of Mexico; Mexico is just a background for the story. This movie shows certain parts of contemporary Mexico but the same script could be played anywhere else. The same issues that surround the main plot affect all places and are truly universal: corruption, misunderstanding, economical gap between classes or the end of traditional jobs ad lifestyles. Marivel Verdu says in a moment "you are just like all men, you fight but what you really want is f... each other". Why women show affection in a more physical way to other women? What if this is not caused by physiologically but culturally? What if men are culturally repressed towards showing affection to other men? Why is affection, sex and friendship so hard to understand but so easy to mix in real life? Death. What about it? The whole movie goes around this and you won't notice till the end. The movie doesn't make clear statements and that makes it subtle and mature. If I'm wrong please give me the simple answer to sex, friendship, death and love. I'll be happy to consider this movie worse than I do. While we find an answer, I recommend you to watch this movie; you're surely going to enjoy it. It is funny, it's deep, it has an incredible script, and it's also visually beautiful. Hollywood believed in this director and he's now doing great films there, watch this movie and you'll see how good he is. But remember, this movie may answer a couple of questions about life but it'll ask you a thousand more.
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