Y Tu Mamá También

Y Tu Mamá También ★★★★½

Only caught the first half hour or so this time around, but I got more out of it than I did when I was fifteen or whatever ungodly age I was when I first watched this. Couldn't relate with it then. Just thought the aesthetics and voice over were 😎 

As I've grown older, done some traveling, and read a few books, this movie endures.


Honest flick about the fantastical side of sex and the follies of youth and elders. Has a sense of humor and melodrama. Not quite canonical (The Ice Storm tho, another Good Machine), but I like it better than the fatalistic Children of Men or overhyped Gravity as far as Cuarón goes.

Omniscient narrator's pretty hard to pull off, especially in cinema. The voice of God is usually reserved for more didactic or essayistic content. The irony between actions depicted and observed, however, creates a deep tension within the narrative. 

Although he's Mexican as opposed to Argentine, Cuarón's direction reminds me of a solid Borges story: slightly overwhelming, kaleidoscopic and truthful.

Certainly deserves its Oscar screenplay nom.

Great year for international cinema, as Amélie, Lagaan, No Man's Land and The Son's Room were released, too.

O, what a time it was to check my 📪 for DVDs.

Also worth noting? Cuarón sued his censors.

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