Y Tu Mamá También

Y Tu Mamá También ★★★★★

The first time I saw this movie it took me a while to understand. There's something so elusive about what Cuarón is trying to say, and I had no idea how to put it into words. Now, I think Y Tu Mamá También may be one of my favorite movies ever, it's so beautiful, so heartbreaking. It's perfect.

It's innocence lost. Sex, friendship, love, beaches, road trips, it all seems to be a return to a distant memory, an ideal past in heaven's mouth that can't exist anymore; we can't seem to accept freedom, and all the seas seem forever lost. And Cuarón perfectly frames this with the social landscape of a changing Mexico, always at the edge of the camera (not with subtlety, but that doesn't bother me anymore), always in harrowing contrast with the uncompromised and free adolescence, one that will end with silence.

It's the impending future, it's the old youth that once was, it's the blue sea in contrast with the gray of the city, the restrains, and the rejection of authenticity. Always surrounded by a political landscape, one that allows us to see the imminent change, the end of the beauty and the playfulness of dancing in the bars, of not caring who you fuck.

The characters in this movie are also amazing, but I think I'll do an analysis of them in a future review.

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