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Y Tu Mama Tambien

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bittersweet road-trip movie with graphic sex, language.

Movie R 2001 106 minutes
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It's a remarkable achievement to take two mostly unlikeable, raunchy teens and craft a bittersweet, moving, coming-of-age movie that has you rooting for the boys almost before you know it. Acclaimed director Alfonso Cuarón does just that with Y Tu Mamá También, thanks largely to the amazing performances he gets from his two young costars, so vibrant and full of life that they'll stay with you long after the closing credits.

The fantastic script places Luisa directly between the two, and thanks to Maribel Verdu's strong performance she challenges them, and the audience, to think about life, what it has to offer, what we have to bring to our own and others' lives, truth, sex, friendship, loyalty, growing up, and more. Absolutely not for kids because of the graphic sex, profanity, and drug use, but a great way to start thoughts and conversations about life for those ready for the strong content.

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