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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 »
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"Disruptive and unprofessional" voiceover? Puhleeeze! 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:
"And Your Mother Too" - Europe (English title) (alternative title), International (alternative title), International (English title) (alternative title), UK (alternative title), USA (alternative 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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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)

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Trivia:
In an interview, Gael García Bernal revealed that some drops of a famous brand of shampoo were used as semen in the scene where Julio Zapata and Tenoch Iturbide are masturbating in the pool.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
Diego 'Saba' Madero:[giving Tenoch directions with the aid of a map] So you go this way, and then you take this road, and you...
Tenoch:Saba, screw off, that's a river!
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
To Love SomebodySee more »

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58 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
"Disruptive and unprofessional" voiceover? Puhleeeze!, 28 December 2002
Author: thebeej from Minneapolis, MN

First off, thanks to monty clift for hitting the nail on the head. Y Tu is just as much a complex political coming-of-age saga for the country of Mexico as it is a "silly little" coming-of-age tale of two teenage boys.

But let me take issue with those shallow comments that denigrate the voiceover narration in this movie. I normally hate voiceovers in movies. I think voiceover narration is most often the lazy screenwriter's best friend. In American studio fare the voiceovers tend to be badly written, unnecessary, redundant, excessively heart-tugging, or all of the above. But Y Tu's voiceover is masterful. First of all, the way the entire soundtrack ceases for each bit of narration is wonderful -- as if the movie is holding its breath while we are told another crucial nugget of the story. This is a voiceover that is both razaor sharp in its attention to detail and beautifully scripted in its illumination of the characters. Two examples:

Example No. 1: Early on, as Julio and Tenoch are chattering ninety miles an hour with Luisa in the car, the sound ceases and the narrator tells us the following: "Julio and Tenoch told Luisa many stories. Each one reinforced their bond creating an inseparable entity. Their stories, although adorned by personal mythologies, were true. But as truth is always partial, some facts were omitted. It was never mentioned how Julio lit matches to hide the smell after he used Tenoch's bathroom. Or that Tenoch used his foot to lift the toilet seat at Julio's house. Those were details one didn't need to know about the other." Now that, to me, is exquisite narration. In a few words with a couple of seemingly mundane details, we are given a novella's worth of insight into the background, relationship, motivation, and behavior of the two boys. If you really listen to (or in the case of subtitles, really read) and digest these words, you could write, from this brief narrative fragment alone, a doctoral dissertation on the relationship between Julio and Tenoch.

Example No. 2: After Julio accidentally stumbles upon Tenoch having sex with Luisa, he is devastated. As he sits forlornly by the motel pool, the narrator tells us: "Julio couldn't understand what he was feeling. It wasn't rage. The only time he had felt this pain in his stomach was when he was 8, when he woke up thirsty one night, and on his way to the kitchen found his mother in his godfather's arms. Julio walked away quietly and never mentioned the incident to anyone." Minutes later, after Julio gets his revenge by telling Tenoch that he had sex with Tenoch's girlfriend, the narrator gives us this parallel story about Tenoch: "Tenoch had only felt this pain in his stomach when he was 11, when he saw his father's photo on the front page of a newspaper. The article linked him to a scandal involving the sale of contaminated food to the poor. Tenoch and his family moved to Vancouver for eight months. He never questioned why." Now if you don't stop to ponder the significance of these two bits of information about Julio and Tenoch, I submit that you've missed a big, delicious chunk of the movie. It's all there, beautifully, in just a few sentences. Why did Julio have the knot in his stomach after seeing his best friend on top of Luisa? And why the heck did he have the same knot at eight years old when he saw his mother in his godfather's arms? Maybe, just maybe, . . . And why did Tenoch's only similar pain come in a childhood incident involving his father and a family flight to Canada? And the last words of each story - one "never mentioned" and the other "never questioned" - gives us another novella's worth of character information regarding Julio and Tenoch.

Pardon me, but I get chills just thinking about the quality of narration in this movie. See it, listen, read, and lose yourself in one of the most wonderful, multi-layered, character-driven films of this or any other year.

P.S. The acting from the three leads is superb. All three could be nominated for an Oscar and I wouldn't bat an eye.

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