The Harry Potter director Alfonso Cuarón weaves a different kind of magic in this warm, witty and very rude coming-of-age story. Translateable to “and your mama too”, Y tu Mamá También follows two teenagers on a road trip with an older woman. Since the very definition of “teenager” is “bored and horny”, it’s a fair guess as to how that will turn out.
Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna) are the closest of friends, and their girlfriends have just left to go travelling. They met an older woman at a wedding, and brag to her about a fictitious perfect beach that they plan to visit. When Luisa (Maribel Verdú) learns that her husband has cheated on her, she is upset and agrees to visit the beach with the boys. Thus begins a most unusual road trip. Continue reading