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Release Date:
26 April 2002 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
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.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 44 wins & 36 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Before you read any further I would like to strongly suggest that you go see this film. See more (386 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Narrator (voice)
Ana López Mercado ... Ana Morelos

Diego Luna ... Tenoch Iturbide

Gael García Bernal ... Julio Zapata
Nathan Grinberg ... Manuel Huerta

Verónica Langer ... María Eugenia Calles de Huerta

María Aura ... Cecilia Huerta
Giselle Audirac ... Nicole Bazaine
Arturo Ríos ... Esteban Morelos

Andrés Almeida ... Diego 'Saba' Madero
Diana Bracho ... Silvia Allende de Iturbide

Emilio Echevarría ... Miguel Iturbide
Marta Aura ... Enriqueta 'Queta' Allende

Maribel Verdú ... Luisa Cortés
Juan Carlos Remolina ... Alejandro 'Jano' Montes de Oca
Liboria Rodríguez ... Leodegaria 'Leo' Victoria

Silverio Palacios ... Jesús 'Chuy' Carranza
Mayra Serbulo ... Mabel Juárez de Carranza
Andrea López ... Lucero Carranza
Amaury Sérbulo ... Christian Carranza
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jorge Vergara ... President (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfonso Cuarón 
 
Writing credits
Alfonso Cuarón 

Carlos Cuarón 

Produced by
Sergio Aguero .... executive producer
Alfonso Cuarón .... producer
Amy Kaufman .... executive producer
David Linde .... executive producer
Kelly Miller .... production executive: Good Machine International
Sandra Solares .... line producer
Jorge Vergara .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Emmanuel Lubezki (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alfonso Cuarón 
Alex Rodríguez 
 
Casting by
Manuel Teil 
 
Production Design by
Marc Bedia 
Miguel Ángel Álvarez 
 
Art Direction by
Guillermo Cossío 
Diana Quiroz 
Miguel Ángel Álvarez 
 
Set Decoration by
Roberto Loera 
 
Costume Design by
Gabriela Diaque 
 
Makeup Department
Carlos Sánchez .... hair stylist
Carlos Sánchez .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Dante Aguilar .... unit manager
Paloma Azul Nunez .... assistant unit manager
Marc Bedia .... production supervisor
Keary Jenkins .... production supervisor
Johannan Montedo .... assistant production manager
Eamon O'Farrill .... unit production manager
Sandra Solares .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernanda Arce .... assistant director
Manuel Hinojosa .... assistant director
Berenice Manjarrez Vericat .... assistant director (as Berenice Manjarrez)
 
Art Department
Aurelia Alvarado .... art assistant
Alfonso Belmar .... art assistant
Ariel Chávez .... art assistant
Ariel Chávez .... assistant art director
Adalberto Flores .... art assistant
Regina Ginta .... assistant production designer (as Regina Cinta)
Valentina González .... art assistant
Carlos Hernández .... construction chief
Maria Carolina Larrosa .... artistic coordinator
Wenceslao Matus .... art assistant
Mily Moreno .... property master
Alfonso Rojas .... construction chief
Aristeo Ruiz .... art assistant
Óscar Tapia .... art assistant
 
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Jesse Ehredt .... sound recordist
Tom Fleischman .... re-recording mixer
José Antonio García .... production sound mixer
José Antonio García .... sound
Ruy García .... sound designer
Frank Kern .... sound editor
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
Blake Leyh .... sound effects editor
Skip Lievsay .... re-recording mixer
Debora Lilavois .... assistant sound editor
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Hugo Noriega .... sound assistant
Philip Stockton .... sound supervisor (as Phil Stockton)
Felipe Zavala .... boom operator
Phillip Fuller .... sound mix technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Salvador Servin .... special effects
Alejandro Vázquez .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
José Luis Araiza .... key grip
Fernando Coria Reyes .... electrician (as Fernando Coria)
Fernando Daza .... still photographer
Humberto Delgado .... grip
Javier Enríquez .... gaffer
Fernando Gutierrez .... loader
Juan Hernandez .... electrician
Arturo Hernández .... second assistant camera
Marco Antonio Huerta .... assistant camera
Fabián Monroy .... assistant camera
Jesus Romero .... grip
Luis David Sansans .... assistant camera
Miguel Ángel Sánchez .... key grip
 
Casting Department
César González .... extras coordinator
Oscar González .... assistant extras coordinator
Natalia Pollak .... extras coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Manuel Billeter .... additional editor (R-rated version)
Manuel Billeter .... post production supervisor
Silvia Garza Bermúdez .... assistant editor
David Gray .... assistant editor
Bryan McMahan .... colorist: mastering
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor
Mario Ontal .... assistant editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Jeff Rath .... post production supervisor
Jennifer Ruff .... assistant editor
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
 
Music Department
José Enrique Fernández .... music coordinator
Annette Fradera .... music supervisor
Camilo Lara .... music coordinator
Liza Richardson .... music supervisor
Susan Shufro .... music editor
 
Other crew
Tenoch Aguilar .... production assistant
Manuel Billeter .... translator
Maury Carvajal .... script supervisor (as Aurora Maria Carvajal)
Mariaelena Garcia .... production staff
Paul Garcia .... production assistant
Nuria García Atienza .... marketing (as Nuria Garcia Atienza)
Marga García .... marketing
Antonio Giménez .... marketing
Rodrigo Herranz .... production coordinator
María Luisa Herrera .... production staff
Mauricio Lule .... production assistant
Rocío Ortega .... animal wrangler
María Lourdes Pérez .... production staff
Evangelina Resendiz Montalvo .... on set doctor (as Evangelina Reséndiz)
Horacio Rodríguez .... production assistant
Jennifer Schaefer .... delivery supervisor: Los Angeles
Francisco Silva .... production assistant
Sally Steele .... film publicist
Mario P. Székely .... set publicist
Juan Uruchurtu .... production liaison
Dylan Verrechia .... office intern
Fabian Valdez .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jonás Cuarón .... special thanks
Guillermo del Toro .... thanks
Alejandro G. Iñárritu .... special thanks (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Timothy J. Sexton .... special thanks
Fernando Trueba .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Y tu mamá también" - Mexico (original title)
"And Your Mother Too" - Europe (English title) (alternative title), International (alternative title), International (English title) (alternative title), UK (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content involving teens, drug use and language (heavily cut version)
Runtime:
106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | Austria:18 | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Colombia:18 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Hungary:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 | Japan:R-15 | Mexico:C (cut) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:X (original rating) | Philippines:R-18 (re-rating) | Poland:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R(A) (cut) | South Korea:18 (cut) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (heavily cut version) | USA:Unrated (uncut version)

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Trivia:
A Steadicam operator was hired for the film, but the Steadicam was never used. The man that was hired used his on-set time to help out with other things on the production.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene where Louisa wakes up in the car at the beach, in the shot inside the car, her jeans are torn at the left knee. Subsequent shots show an un-torn pair of jeans.See more »
Quotes:
Julio Zapata:Traveling is really cool
Tenoch:Yeah, but with mushrooms! You've never stepped into a single plane
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Go ShoppingSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Before you read any further I would like to strongly suggest that you go see this film., 16 May 2002
Author: Gino Pagliuca (gino@theworldjournal.com) from Montreal, Quebec

Before you read any further I would like to strongly suggest that you go see this film. Do not read my review and just go see it. Find out where it's playing and buy yourself a ticket, in fact bring as many of your friends as you can, such as I did, and I promise you will all somehow have enjoyed it in a way films are rarely enjoyed. I do not feel that I will be able to describe exactly what I felt having seen this film, but if you would like to see my effort then read on.

This is the story of 2 teenagers, Tenoch and Julio, best friends their whole lives, which have indulged in many of life's guilty pleasures. We meet them at a point when their respective present girlfriends are leaving to study in Italy, leaving the 2 friends on their own for the summer. In the short time after their departure we see a whole new side of the boys. They masturbate to the thought of Salma Hayek, smoke weed, drink hard, and flirt with another man's wife. She is a beautiful older woman named Luisa at a wedding, who in turn is Tenoch's cousin's wife. They flirt with her and invite her to come with them to the fictional beach Heaven's Mouth. She is of course reluctant, but takes them up on the offer after her husband one night calls her to confess he cheated on her. This is the beginning of the road trip to the non-existent beach that will change their lives.

An unidentified man narrates the entire film, and when he speaks all goes silent in the scenes serving as a moving freeze frame if you will. He speaks the future of the lives we are watching these people interact with, and ultimately you begin to worry what will be of there own future. During this road trip to the fictional beach, all 3 main characters meet new and interesting people in new and interesting parts of Mexico. It makes them ponder life as their own past experiences begin to unravel in their intimate and personal conversations. Not before long the compounded sexual tension between them is in a way relieved, but to mixed consequences. All of the subtle characteristics of jealousy, anger, passion, naivety, become completely real.

These characters are so believably acted, that when you see these actors in interviews or in other films you'll almost feel cheated. Relationships like this simply don't seem like they can be cheated; yet through some form of skill and humanity every element comes together just right, never distracting or deterring you from the story.

Featured are some of the best-shot sex scenes ever (as one of my friends pointed out as a matter of fact). `Y tu Mama Tambien' finds a way of making all of it's moments feel intimate and genuine, yet never in bad taste. Alfonso Cuaron makes it difficult for us to believe what we are seeing at times is only movie, which serves this tale all the more. The shaky `Road Film Style' cinematography used here is perfect in capturing this uncommon, and unbalanced relationship. You are kept on your toes at all times, expecting something or someone to break. The dialogue is fresh and funny, the kind you just know cannot be faked, that in fact somewhere somehow the writer or actors uttered those phrases. I am convinced that a great majority of this film was improvised, whatever the case may be.

This film is obviously more than flesh, more than experimenting youth. Take some of your favorite moments from mediocre mainstream movies like `American Pie 1 and 2' and remove all the slapstick value. You will realize that there is much more there than you ever saw before. That is what I think in small part this film strives to achieve. It succeeds. We can sympathize with theses characters every step of the way, because as we first get to know them you realize that they either are like you, someone you know, knew, or maybe someone you always wished you could be. By the time things begin to happen to these characters you yourself begin to feel part of their journey.

This is an experience many of you won't take part in, and that is the sincere shame. Instead a great majority of people have been walking out of `The Scorpion King' unchallenged and un-entertained. `Y Tu Mama Tambien' offers a true form of escape, one that no blockbuster will dare. It's the lives few of us will ever live, for better or worse. What transcends from the screen to your hearts and minds is as eye opening as anything you'll ever see, and as effecting, if not more, as your own personal life experience. Bold words? Go see it and you tell me.

Note: Please feel free to contact me and share your thoughts on this film or on my review of it.

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