"Malcolm in the Middle"

Y tu mamá también (And Your Mother Too)(2001)
"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 ti"
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.
Ana López Mercado Ana Morelos
Diego Luna Tenoch Iturbide
Gael García Bernal Julio Zapata
Nathan Grinberg Manuel Huerta
Verónica Langer María Eugenia Calles de Huerta
María Aura Cecilia Huerta
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
Liboria Rodríguez Leodegaria 'Leo' Victoria
Silverio Palacios Jesús 'Chuy' Carranza
Mayra Serbulo Mabel Juárez de Carranza
Andrea López Lucero Carranza
Amaury Sérbulo Christian Carranza
Daniel Giménez Cacho Narrator
Producer: Alfonso Cuarón,Jorge Vergara
Writer: Alfonso Cuarón,Carlos Cuarón
Last Tango in Mexico
In many ways Alfonso Cuaron's "Y Tu Mama Tambien" reminds me of the desolation theme of Bernardo Bertolucci's "Ultimo tango a Parigi" (1972) and the deceptive perspective of Michelangelo Antonioni's "L'Avventura." (1960).

Raging post-adolescent hormonal drives seem to propel Julio and Tenoch forward, with little else of substance to account for. Likewise, Luisa's motivation seems more despair- than romance-driven. Thus, the trio's trek in search of the idyllic Boca del Cielo is reminiscent of the forlorn lovers' quest for emotional fulfillment in the Bertolucci film.

Comparison with the Antonioni opus stems from Cuaron's script seemingly being about a carefree, liberated trio on a journey for fun, when in fact, it's really about escape from their own worst "enemies"--themselves.

After a particularly talky beginning (complete with abundant narrations) the film settles in on its main theme, and the dialogue becomes more pointed. While the camera work is generally appropriate, Cuaron tends to rely on long- to medium-shots, with nary a close-up.

The result of this is a somewhat distant enactment, in which the viewer is held a bit at arm's length from the action. One seldom gets close enough to become intimately acquainted with these people. In the end, one is touched by important revelations which are crucial to understanding that which has transpired. Yet, the viewer's emotional involvement is perhaps less than what it might have been, given closer perspectives.

This film obviously impressed many people, and I must agree the work by the principles is uniformly solid. This is a "last tango" which has made its mark as a distinctive film work.

Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 7.7
Running time: 102 min
Subtitles: engelska
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