Y Tu Mamá También (2001)


Drama, Romance


Alfonso Cuaron




Maribel Verdú, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Diana Bracho, Andrés Almeida, Ana Lopez, Nathan Grinberg, Veronica Langer, Maria Aura, Juan Carlos Remolina, Daniel Gimenez Cacho


After their girlfriends have left to travel through Europe, two friends, Tenoch (Diego Luna) and Julio (Gael Garcia Bernal) embark on a road trip with Luisa (Maribel Verdú), the beautiful wife of Tenoch's cousin (Juan Carlos Remolina).


Iñárritu's is basically all the Mexican cinema I know and I love it. But his is not all the Mexican cinema which is why I decided to check out Y Tu Mamá También, one of Cuaron's earlier films and that also has been on my watchlist since the dawn of times. And I was amazed by it.

I read somewhere someone saying this was the Mexican version of American Pie. That couldn't be more wrong because this film isn't a stupid teen sex comedy, but a deep and very compelling drama about life.

Y Tu Mamá También is that kind of movie that doesn't need a plot, twists and all that to keep you engaged. It's the character-driven kind of film with impressive development and believable characters whose behaviours could be easy to relate to. The leading trio, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Maribel Verdú, is at the top of their game and the performances are nothing short of fantastic.

Also, the film beautifully explores the relationship between two friends and the relationship each of them has with the woman they met while dealing with serious matters such as death either caused by diseases or road kill.

At last but not least, the film is a visual splendour and the credits go to the one and only Emmanuele Lubezki. 


  1. This is such an excellent film. I'm not a huge fan of Cuaron but I can't deny this movie is wonderful.

  2. This is a great movie. Whoever compared it to American Pie must have watched something else because the only thing they have in common is teenagers.