Monday, 10 January 2011

Y Tu Mama Tambien - DVD - 10/1/11








More sex than you could shake a stick at.

No, really...there is a lot of sex!

Alfonso Cuaron wrote and directed this brilliantly raunchy coming of age tale meets sex as political methaphor and introduced Western audiences to Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal.  It's a fairly potent calling card and given that Cuaron went straight from this to directing the much less raunchy "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" it certainly seemed to work for him.

"Y Tu Mama Tambien" isn't a film that you would comfortably watch with your mum and dad, unless your mum and dad are Janice Dickinson and Peter Stringfellow, but it is a film that is about much more than the sex.  Despite the graphic nature of the sex scenes it is never, as Mary Whitehouse would say, unnecessary, but is, instead, always absolutely essential.

Luna and Bernal are both fabulous as the adolescent, sex crazed, mixed up, muddled up, shook up boys who find themselves enjoying the company of the mature Luisa (Maribel Verdu) on a road trip to a mythical beach.  As she seduces both boys it soon becomes clear that something isn't quite right with Luisa and that despite the carnal rewards afforded them the boys may well have been better off without her.

A film that fizzes, whooshes and pops with all the energy of a teenage boy on speed.  If that's your sort of thing then you'll adore this...if that sounds like your idea of hell probably best to avoid!

1 comment:

  1. I saw the movie a few years ago- it reminded me of the times we'd give Janice a lift to work.