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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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Manuel Huerta
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María Eugenia Calles de Huerta
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Nicole Bazaine
Arturo Ríos ...
Esteban Morelos
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Miguel Iturbide
Marta Aura ...
Enriqueta 'Queta' Allende
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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$408,091, 17 March 2002, Limited Release

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$13,622,333, 28 July 2002
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Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna each shot a scene. See more »

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After Saba rolls the joint, the leftover marijuana on the Boda magazine on his lap, disappears. See more »

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Narrator: Life is like the foam of the sea. You must dive into it.
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References The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

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Go Shopping
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Contains samples from "Shopping" written by Eek-A-Mouse (as Ripton Hylton) and Jamal-Ski
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administered by Plaything Music (ASCAP)
Eek-A-Mouse appears courtesy of Explicit Entertainment, by license from Sunset Boulevard Entertainment
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Simply The Best!
18 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

From the recent comments on this film board, it's amazing how people can watch this film all the way through and at the end not have any idea what it was about.

This was quite simply one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Using three central characters -- two immature adolescent males and a young woman in crisis -- set in a road-trip situation, it was hardly a road-trip movie. Nor was it an adolescent movie. Nor was it a woman-in-crisis movie. Nor was it about sex. Instead, what starts out with a sizzling but ditzy prologue becomes something much deeper and much more profound as it goes along. By the end I was breathless and somewhat stunned. The character study is amazing. The societal insights are haunting. The shared humanity it exposes is painful at time but ultimately reaffirming and uplifting. These are three of the most memorable, identifiable and completely human characters I've seen on screen in ages. They taught me more about life and the human species than the last ten movies I've seen put together. I'll not soon forget Julio, Tenoch and Luisa and their eye-opening journey to Boca del Cielo.


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