Movies: Y Tu Mama Tambien

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron

Two randy teenagers (Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna) hook up with a restless older woman (Maribel Verdu) for a Mexican joyride in search of the perfect beach. If this sounds like an old-fashioned sex comedy, it is--sexy, for sure, and funny, in wild spurts. But Cuaron's movie, a worldwide hit, also serves as a tour through his convulsive homeland. The gritty life of Mexico occasionally splats on the window of a car whose privileged passengers speed on to their own escape from reality.

--R.C.

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