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Release Date:
8 June 2001 (Mexico) See more »
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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 42 wins & 31 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
fascinating filmmaking See more (381 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)
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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 
 
Film Editing by
Alfonso Cuarón 
Alex Rodríguez 
 
Casting by
Manuel Teil 
 
Production Design by
Marc Bedia 
Miguel Ángel Álvarez 
 
Art Direction by
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
Marc Bedia .... production supervisor
Keary Jenkins .... production supervisor
Eamon O'Farrill .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernanda Arce .... assistant director
Manuel Hinojosa .... assistant director
Berenice Manjarrez .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ariel Chávez .... assistant art director
Mily Moreno .... property master
 
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Jesse Ehredt .... sound recordist
Tom Fleischman .... sound 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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Debora Lilavois .... assistant sound editor
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Philip Stockton .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Salvador Servin .... special effects
Alejandro Vázquez .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marco Antonio Huerta .... assistant camera
Fabián Monroy .... assistant camera
Luis David Sansans .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Manuel Billeter .... additional editor (R-rated version)
Manuel Billeter .... post-production coordinator
Silvia Garza Bermúdez .... assistant editor
David Gray .... assistant editor
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor
Mario Ontal .... assistant editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Jennifer Ruff .... assistant editor
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
 
Music Department
Annette Fradera .... music supervisor
Liza Richardson .... music supervisor
Susan Shufro .... music editor
 
Other crew
Manuel Billeter .... translator
Maury Carvajal .... script supervisor (as Mauri Carvajal)
Nuria García Atienza .... marketing (as Nuria Garcia Atienza)
Marga García .... marketing
Antonio Giménez .... marketing
Rodrigo Herranz .... production coordinator
Mauricio Lule .... production assistant
Rocío Ortega .... animal wrangler
Horacio Rodríguez .... production assistant
Jennifer Schaefer .... delivery supervisor: Los Angeles
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 González Iñárritu .... special thanks
Timothy J. Sexton .... special thanks
Fernando Trueba .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Y tu mamá también" - Mexico (original title)
"Y Tu Mamá También" - 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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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
'Tenoch' is the name of the legendary founder of México Tenochtitlán, the capital of the Aztec Empire.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Saba rolls the joint, the leftover marijuana on the Boda magazine on his lap, disappears.See more »
Quotes:
Julio Zapata:Chuy, nothing like tooting the old horn!See more »
Movie Connections:
References The 400 Blows (1959)See more »
Soundtrack:
Con Que Me PagasSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated (NC-17) Version?
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81 out of 93 people found the following review useful.
fascinating filmmaking, 6 April 2002
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

`Y tu Mama tambien,' a stunning new product of the New Mexican Cinema that is achieving crossover success in the American film market, is a frank, open and uninhibited celebration of teenage sex – masterfully directed by Alfonso Cuaron and beautifully enacted by a trio of first-rate performers. Don't miss it – provided you are not offended by sometimes-graphic depictions of sexual activity (please note that the film is unrated). The matter-of-fact, unflinching way in which Cuaron films his sex scenes purges them of indecency and helps to bring a new frankness to a subject all too often approached by American filmmakers from the angle of tittering exploitation (wherein the directors and writers seem as adolescent in their attitudes as the characters on the screen).

Not so here. The film centers around two boyhood chums, Tenoch and Julio, just embarking on their careers as university students, who, for one last glorious summer, decide to revel in all the wildness, hedonism and promiscuity that carefree adolescence has to offer (the title of the film is emblematic of the youthful immaturity of the characters). With their girlfriends away in Europe, the two decide to take a road trip through Mexico with Luisa, the attractive young wife of one of Tenoch's stuffed shirt cousins. While on the journey, the three of them not only indulge in all the bizarre sexual hijinks that both the situation and their hormones would lead one to expect, but they also learn a thing or two about life, about relationships and about how sex can be used both to bring people closer together as well as to pull them farther apart. For indeed, one thing the film makes very clear both to the characters and to us is that sex can often be employed as a weapon to wound those we care most about, especially with all the power shifting that takes place even in some of the most non-sexual of relationships. The boys also discover that sex can be used as a sublimation to avoid recognizing what one REALLY wants. This awakening leads to a final scene that is almost heartbreaking in its understated poignancy and pathos.

One of the most unsettling – and thereby controversial – aspects of the film (and the one that will make it uncomfortable for many in the audience) is that it refuses to take a moralistic stance regarding its characters' behavior. The filmmakers neither approve of nor condemn what these young people do – they merely record the events with an attitude of detached objectivity that precludes any finger-wagging disapproval. If the characters learn any `lessons' from their experiences, they do so strictly on a subliminal, subconscious level – and the same goes for the audience.

As a director, Cuaron displays a confidence and spirit rarely seen in filmmaking today. Along with his co-writer, Carlos Cuaron, the director has chosen to take an objective, almost documentary-style approach to the material, allowing the scenes to play themselves out in a way that makes them feel realistic, spontaneous and almost unscripted. He uses a shaky, handheld camera much of the time to enhance the immediacy of the experience. We often feel as if we are eavesdropping on the lives of these three fascinating individuals. As a result, not a single moment of the film feels forced, contrived or artificial. (Only the fate of one of the characters seems a bit convenient and contrived). Cuaron is not afraid to let the camera linger on a scene a moment two longer than necessary – nor is he afraid to let the camera wander off on its own from time to time, such as when it spontaneously follows a woman into the back of a roadside café to show us the cooks hard at work in the kitchen. Many of the shots even have an elegiac, travelogue feel to them.

Cuaron has been blessed with three outstanding young actors – Diego Luna, Gael Garcia and Maribel Verdu – who bring his characters to vivid, endearing life. Utterly naturalistic in their every move, gesture and facial expression, the three of them play off each other in such a way that we never doubt for a moment the truth and sincerity of what we are seeing. American actors please take note!

`Y tu Mama tambien' is a stylistic triumph from first moment to last. It has a playful, expansive spirit, as reflected in its openhearted attitude towards sex, its wry humor, its affection for its people and its country, and its visual appeal and inventiveness (Emmanuel Lubezki did the glorious cinematography). The film has heart, soul and chutzpah. What more could a jaded filmgoer want?

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