Sex-crazed Mexico City teenagers Tenoch and Julio (Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal) drop their girlfriends off at the airport and end up on a road trip together with Luísa (Maribel Verdú), the older girlfriend of Tenoch’s cousin. Alfonso Cuarón’s return to Mexico after a stint in Hollywood is as much a film about his native country as teens. A box-office hit, it has plenty of steamy sex and the love triangle holds our attention, but the director’s attempt to portray two sides of Mexico, one that is doing well and one that isn’t, never becomes as substantial as the Cuarón brothers were aiming for. Still, it’s fun and erotic, with a good cast.
2001-Mexico. 105 min. Color. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Screenplay: Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón. Cast: Maribel Verdú (Luísa Cortés), Diego Luna (Tenoch Iturbide), Gael García Bernal (Julio Zapata), Diana Bracho, Emilio Echevarria, Ana Lòpez Mercado.
Trivia: Co-produced by Cuarón.