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Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

Y tu mamá también (original title)
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

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Ana López Mercado ...
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Nathan Grinberg ...
Manuel Huerta
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María Eugenia Calles de Huerta
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Giselle Audirac ...
Nicole Bazaine
Arturo Ríos ...
Esteban Morelos
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Miguel Iturbide
Marta Aura ...
Enriqueta 'Queta' Allende
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Juan Carlos Remolina ...
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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 Huggo

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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.


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Rated R for strong sexual content involving teens, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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26 April 2002 (USA)  »

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And Your Mother Too  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$408,091, 17 March 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,622,333, 28 July 2002
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When the producers tried to buy the rights of Frank Zappa's "Watermelon in Easter Hay" they were told by Zappa's family that Zappa requested that three of his songs were never played in any media except the album where they appear and that song was one of them. Gail Zappa, Frank's widow, saw the movie when editing was almost completed and agreed to make an exception because she considered that Zappa would be proud of the movie. See more »

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The movie takes place in the summertime - we know this from the boys just having graduated, their girls going off to Europe, the weather, etc. Yet at the wedding near the beginning of the film, the narrator tells us that in a few days the president of Mexico will go to Seattle for the WTO conference - which happened in November. See more »

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Luisa: You get babies to look after, you end up changing their diapers!
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Cold Air
Written by Natalie Imbruglia (as Imbruglia), Liam Howe (as Coverdale-Howe), Chris Corner (as Corner) and Ian Pickering (as Pickering)
Performed by Natalie Imbruglia (as Nathalie Imbruglia )
100% BMG Music Publishing Ltd. all rights in the USA administered by BMG Song, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of RCA Records / BMG Entertainment International U.K & Ireland
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This one is for keeps
13 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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