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Y Tu Mamá También (2001)


Coming Out at 8 June 2001 in theaters

“And Your Mom Too”


Y Tu Mamá También is road film blending drama, comedy, and sex, directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-written by him and his brother Carlos. It stars Mexican actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal and Spanish actress Maribel Verdú.

The film tells a coming-of-age story about two teenage boys who take a road trip with a woman in her late twenties. It is set in 1999 against the backdrop of Mexico’s political and economic realities, specifically at the end of the uninterrupted seven decades of presidents from the Institutional Revolutionary Party and the rise of the opposition led by Vicente Fox.

The film’s explicit depiction of sex and drug use caused complications in the film’s rating. However, in Mexico, the film earned $2.2 million its first weekend in June 2001, setting a new record for the highest box office opening in Mexican cinema. In 2002, the film was released in English-speaking markets under its Spanish title, with a limited release in the United States. The film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards and as Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globe Awards.

The film opens with two teenaged best friends—working-class Julio (Gael García Bernal) and upper-class Tenoch (Diego Luna)—each having sex with their respective girlfriends before the girls depart on a trip to Italy. Without their girlfriends around, the boys take the opportunity to live as bachelors.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Writers: Carlos Cuarón, Alfonso Cuarón

Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Diego Luna


Daniel Giménez CachoNarrator (voice)
Ana López MercadoAna Morelos
Diego LunaTenoch Iturbide
Gael García BernalJulio Zapata
Nathan GrinbergManuel Huerta
Verónica LangerMaría Eugenia Calles de Huerta
María AuraCecilia Huerta
Giselle AudiracNicole Bazaine
Arturo RíosEsteban Morelos
Andrés AlmeidaDiego ‘Saba’ Madero
Diana BrachoSilvia Allende de Iturbide
Emilio EchevarríaMiguel Iturbide
Marta AuraEnriqueta ‘Queta’ Allende
Maribel VerdúLuisa Cortés
Juan Carlos RemolinaAlejandro ‘Jano’ Montes de Oca
Liboria RodríguezLeodegaria ‘Leo’ Victoria
Silverio PalaciosJesús ‘Chuy’ Carranza
Mayra SerbuloMabel Juárez de Carranza
Andrea LópezLucero Carranza
Amaury SérbuloChristian Carranza
Jorge VergaraPresident

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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