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Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

Y tu mamá también (original title)
R | | Drama | 8 June 2001 (Mexico)
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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.

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Narrator (voice)
Ana López Mercado Ana López Mercado ... Ana Morelos
Diego Luna ... Tenoch Iturbide
Gael García Bernal ... Julio Zapata
Nathan Grinberg Nathan Grinberg ... Manuel Huerta
Verónica Langer ... María Eugenia Calles de Huerta
María Aura ... Cecilia Huerta
Giselle Audirac 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
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Storyline

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 Huggo

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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.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content involving teens, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Alejandro 'Jano' Montes de Oca: I didn't know you want to be a writer. What are you going to write about, "fine boys"?
Tenoch: No, about faggots like you.
Alejandro 'Jano' Montes de Oca: Well, let me tell you that there is a big difference between writing highschool tales and producing actual literature.
Tenoch: When do you begin?
Alejandro 'Jano' Montes de Oca: Have you read my book already?
Tenoch: I read the critics.
Alejandro 'Jano' Montes de Oca: Critics are a bunch of assholes
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Alternate Versions

US R rated version runs ca. 5 minutes shorter than the uncut version. Both versions are available on DVD. See more »

Connections

References Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

By This River
(Brian Eno, Dieter Moebius, Hans-Joachim Roedelius)
Performed by Brian Eno
100% BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Astralwerks Records
All rights in the USA administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Simply The Best!
18 January 2004 | by cheriberrySee all my reviews

From the recent comments on this film board, it's amazing how people can watch this film all the way through and at the end not have any idea what it was about.

This was quite simply one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Using three central characters -- two immature adolescent males and a young woman in crisis -- set in a road-trip situation, it was hardly a road-trip movie. Nor was it an adolescent movie. Nor was it a woman-in-crisis movie. Nor was it about sex. Instead, what starts out with a sizzling but ditzy prologue becomes something much deeper and much more profound as it goes along. By the end I was breathless and somewhat stunned. The character study is amazing. The societal insights are haunting. The shared humanity it exposes is painful at time but ultimately reaffirming and uplifting. These are three of the most memorable, identifiable and completely human characters I've seen on screen in ages. They taught me more about life and the human species than the last ten movies I've seen put together. I'll not soon forget Julio, Tenoch and Luisa and their eye-opening journey to Boca del Cielo.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 June 2001 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Y Tu Mamá También See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$408,091, 17 March 2002

Gross USA:

$13,839,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,616,692
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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