In Mexico City, late teen friends Tenoch Iturbide and Julio Zapata are feeling restless as their respective girlfriends are traveling together through Europe before they all begin the next phase of their lives at college. At a lavish family wedding, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa Cortés, the twenty-something wife of Tenoch's cousin Jano, the two who have just moved to Mexico from Spain. Tenoch and Julio try to impress the beautiful Luisa by telling her that they will be taking a trip to the most beautiful secluded beach in Mexico called la Boca del Cielo (translated to Heaven's Mouth), the trip and the beach which in reality don't exist. When Luisa learns of Jano's latest marital indiscretion straight from the horse's mouth, she takes Tenoch and Julio's offer to go along on this road trip, meaning that Tenoch and Julio have to pull together quickly a road trip to a non-existent beach. They decide to head toward one suggested by their friend Saba, who seems a little confused himself of ...Written by
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.
A poster of Ernesto "Che" Guevara can be seen in Saba's room earlier in the film when the boys are planning their road trip with Luisa. Gael Garcia Bernal, who plays Julio, would later go on to play Guevara in The Motorcycle Diaries (2004). See more »
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 »
You have to make the clitoris your best friend.
What kind of friend is always hiding?
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The sarcastically cut 'PG' version of the movie is included on the Region 4 and Region 2 DVD, and consists of the title sequence (white letters against black background), part of the last sequence of the film, and the end credits - running no more than 10 minutes in total, most of which are used up by the credits. It has only four words of dialogue. See more »
To Love Somebody
Written by Barry Gibb (as B. Gibb) and Robin Gibb (as R. Gibb)
Performed by Eagle Eye Cherry
100% Gibb Brothers Music (BMI), all rights in the USA administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing,
Artist appears courtesy of Diesel Music AB See more »
Kubrick is dead! Long Live Alfonso Cuaron!
Alfonso Cuaron is one of the best directors in recent years.
Dealing with dreams and realities, with social problems and political ones in one film with no special effects or gimmicks is amazing. The story put on film is like friendships all over the world, once a secret is revealed between friends it only leads to jealousy and resentment between them. There are no gay sex scenes here. The sex scenes were so natural and sometimes funny that I forgot them untill I saw Y tu mamá también a second time. 10 out of 10 .
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