Y Tu Mamá También is a 20th Century Fox 2001 Mexican drama directed by Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuaron. The film received critical appreciation and was nominated for an academy award (Best Original Screenplay). The film was written by Alfonso Cuaron and his brother Carlos Cuaron. It was the highest box office opening film in Mexico film history, raking in $2.2 million during the first weekend.
It is full of sex and drug use which caused complication with the film’s rating in several countries, including Mexico itself. It was finally released in the United States in 2002 in select theaters.
The film reimagines the typical road trip genre and depicts the political and social turmoil of Mexico. It is raw and real with shockingly harsh depiction of Mexico’s condition at the time. The film, set in 1991 Mexico, is about two teenage boys named Julio and Tenoch who are bored one summer after their girlfriends leave town. At a wedding, they meet an attractive older woman named Luisa and try to woo her with talks of a made up road trip to a non-existent beach. When she finds out that her husband is cheating on her, Luisa asks the young boys if she can accompany them, and they eagerly jump at the chance to be with her and end up embarking on a trip to this unknown beach.
It stars Maribel Verdú s as Luisa, Gael García Bernal as Julio, Daniel Giménez Cacho as Tenoch.