Y Tu Mamá También ★★★½

Flowingly wonderful, Y Tu Mamá También explores the live-in-the-moment lifestyle against the backdrop of Mexico's militarised governmental actions juxtaposed with the lower-class reality. Similar to a domino effect, the lead characters instigate a never-ending chain of infidelity links, which subtly contrasts the positively portrayed embrace of one's primal sexual drive, supported by the tone and the chemistry between Luna and Bernal's characters.

Cuarón often employs voice-over to tell his viewer more about the characters' backstory and the societal problems. By accentuating the latter, however, the Mexican auteur undermines the 'social study' backdrop he establishes with his narrative structure. Put differently, being completely disconnected from the plot, the narrator's societal remarks disrupt the subtlety of the story world, wherefrom the country's socio-political issues are already thoroughly perceptible. Moreover, the 'that's life' ending seems illogical since Luna and Bernal's characters, having reached a titanic sexual satisfaction, never attempt to reach it again. The movie argues that following such a sexual climax, one develops a perpetual fear of his/her true sexuality, however, as established earlier in the narrative, the primal sexual instinct should always end up victorious.

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