Typically the behind-the-scenes featurettes included as DVD extras are insipid, "aren't we wonderful" exercises in moviemaker egotism. This video shot on location during the production of "Y tu mama tambien" is one of the dumbest.
While the feature film itself was pretentious to a fault, this dreck is exists merely to show the horseplay on the set, as if anyone was interested in such ephemera. People swear, the producer is enlisted for a bit part as President and later dunked in a pool as part of the hijinx, and guest artiste from Spain Maribel Verdu is "initiated" into the local film biz as butt of a practical joke by the director that is as unfunny as it is predictably pointless.
Yes, everyone celebrates when "it's a wrap" is declared in Spanish. B.F.D. The same lame narrator who helped ruin the actual film is employed here to fill in some information; just a crutch.
The self-importance attached to making movies is nothing new; the greatest of silent directors like Stroheim, Stiller, Sternberg and DeMille were famously conceited and tyrannical. But fortunately their every burp, horseplay or other nonsense was not preserved for posterity the way that the antics of the current generation of hacks are made available to the public on every crummy DVD.
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