Y Tu Mamá También ★★★★★

I haven’t seen many films in my native language of Spanish but this may be my favorite. This had a really unfiltered and realistic feel to it. It felt like I was watching people who didn’t know they were being recorded and it didn’t hold back for anything. The story itself was really interesting and I like when movies just follow people in their lives so I was on board right from the start. The three lead performances were great, all three had great chemistry together and their interactions were fun to watch. Gael García Bernal and Maribel Verdú were both great and gave amazing performances but the standout for me was Diego Luna, his character felt the most real to me and the scene where he shows lashes out at Bernal’s character was really powerful. I’ve always thought that the Spanish counterparts of English words carry more emotional weight so the really emotional scenes full of anger or sadness were amplified. Overall I really liked following these characters and the dialogue just felt real and the characters felt like genuine people. The comedy worked and the emotion worked and I was not expecting that ending at all but it was really a gut punch that I’m still not over. This is definitely one of my favorite foreign films and an amazing film in general.

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