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And Your Mother Too (Y Tu Mama Tambien) Review

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Two teenagers, Julio and Tenoch, who persuade an older relative’s attractive wife to accompany them on a journey to ‘Heaven’s Mouth’, a beach they have just made up

★★★★

A sexy, funny road movie/coming-of-age tale, And Your Mother Too was a deservedly huge box office success in its home country of Mexico, as well as being the surprise hit of last year’s London Film Festival.

The film tells the story of two teenagers, Julio (García Bernal) and Tenoch (Luna), who persuade an older relative’s attractive wife (Verdu) to accompany them on a journey to ‘Heaven’s Mouth’, a beach they have just made up.

The usual rites-of-passage shenanigans inevitably ensue, but are given a subtle twist that keeps the film amusingly unpredictable. The performances are all spot-on (García Bernal and Luna are real-life best friends, and it shows) and director Cuarón makes great use of his gorgeous locations throughout.

Gorgeously shot with performances to match.

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