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This review may contain spoilers.
Y Tu Mama Tambien opens on characters that I would probably hate in real life, but in the end, I was won over by how heartbreaking their situation really was. Luisa even says at one point that Julio and Tenoch can be complete assholes sometimes, but they turned out pretty great. The heart of this film is really about Luisa, Julio, and Tenoch exploring who they are. Set against a backdrop of a Mexico ruled by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, the political turmoil, which I feel is better incorporated than Roma, parallels the situations Luisa and Julio/Tenoch find themselves in. I usually hate narration in films, but the omniscient narrator really helps drive home how there is always something lurking that stands in the way of the characters putting forth their personal journeys into the open. It's always when the audience gets comfortable with a scene that the narrator interrupts. Anyways, the ending made me a little sad even though I knew what was coming, but that's the beauty of Y Tu Mama Tambien.
Life is like foam so give yourself away like the sea.