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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:
Funny... but above all, a really intelligent motion picture See more (384 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 
 
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 .... assistant director
 
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 .... 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
Hugo Noriega .... sound assistant
Philip Stockton .... sound supervisor (as Phil Stockton)
Felipe Zavala .... boom operator
 
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
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 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)
"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: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:
Diego Luna wore a prosthetic penis to appear circumcised. In real life, he is not circumcised.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The image of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara hanging from the rear-view mirror keeps appearing and disappearing during the first part of the road trip, right before it is substituted by the toy rabbit Luisa buys at the township.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:
Referenced in "Filmselskabet: Episode #4.1" (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
By This RiverSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated (NC-17) Version?
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94 out of 110 people found the following review useful.
Funny... but above all, a really intelligent motion picture, 25 July 2001
Author: mdopooh from Mexico

Alfonso Cuaron is simply one of the best Mexican directors in recent years in Mexican film production. His incredible AIDS-driven comedy, "Solo Con Tu Pareja" was maybe the most funny Mexican picture in a long time, and his always present criticism to the way of life of Mexican people in a city such as Mexico City, is incredible accurate and clever. His other projects in the United States, "Little Princess" and "Great Expectations" were beautifully-manufactured motion pictures, with the help (or support, if you may) of the marvellous photographer Emmanuel Lubenzki ("Sleepy Hollow", and the above-mentioned Cuaron movies). Returning to his home country this time, Cuaron displays such magic and poetic visuals, in contrast with the subtle criticism to the society in Mexico, and the clever and sharp dialogs between the leading stars, using every word young Mexicans use to apply in their conversations.

"Y Tu Mama Tambien" (And Your Mother Too) is, in the surface, a really funny story about 2 friends-almost-brothers, Tenoch Iturbide (an outstanding Diego Luna) and Julio (a really incredible performance for the recent Ariel, the Mexican Academy Award, winner Gael Garcia Bernal, in another excellent portray of a young guy with "issues"), that plan a trip to an imaginary beach, "Boca del Cielo" (Heaven´s Mouth) in order to flirt with a Spanish girl, married with Tenoch's cousin, and portrayed by a credible Maribel Verdu.

But this is only the "surface" of this road movie. In fact, we are dealing with dreams and realities, with social problems and political ones. Tenoch is a young guy living with a millionaire family, son of a wealthy businessman with friends in the highest "stairs" of Mexican politics, with a second name such as Iturbide (one of the most important and powerful leaders of Mexican politic history). And, in contrast, Julio is a middle-low-class guy, living with his mother, brothers and sisters, in a small department, with a last name such as Zapata (a revolutionary leader in Mexican history, with native origins, that took part in the Revolution at the beginning of 20th Century). This is a clever and sharp critic of the different models of living of these 2 friends, and in fact, of all Mexican citizens (I know it, because I'm Mexican, too).

Also, the movie has an excellent narration by Daniel Gimenez Cacho, star of a previous Cuaron film, "Solo Con Tu Pareja", that explains the things we cannot see, but that we can understand and feel. The "subtle critic about Mexican society and traditions" that I have talked about all along this comment, is the one thing that makes this picture go from a funny comedy to an intelligent essay of the lives of young people, social classes, discovery and re-discovery of personality and our own soul, and the final revelation of who we are and what we become when time passes by. In the lives of Julio and Tenoch there is no redemption, but a clear message of their goal in life, their true feelings about friendship, and their sexuality. This road trip is only a pretext to tell a story about discovery and finding our true nature.

Yes, maybe it is a little provocative and bold, but because of these characteristics, "And Your Mother Too" is an incredible motion picture, true to its meaning and compromised with the reality it is trying to show. We care about this people, we care about their problems, and at the end, we care about our own society, and we care about what we have become with time. And the true meaning of the movie's title, "And Your Mother Too", within the narrative of the film, is simply hilarious.

Give this movie a chance, and see it. You won't be disappointed. It has an excellent direction, excellent photography, its is very sexy, it showcases credible performances by all its cast. But above all, it has a real story, real character development, and real power. One great movie from a great Mexican director. Maybe not his best, but really near.

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