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Y Tu Mama Tambien

Not Rated In Theaters 03/15/2002 , 105min.
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Plot & Details

Mexican-born, New York-based filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón directed this Mexican box-office smash hit about a pair of randy upper-class buddies that sparked some controversy for its frank depiction of drug use and sexual exploration. With their respective girlfriends away in Europe, Julio (Gael García Bernal) and his upper-class friend Tenoch (Diego Luna) are looking forward to a summer full of drink, drugs, and cheap meaningless sex. During a wedding, they meet Luisa (Maribel Verdú) -- the 28-year-old wife of Tenoch's scholarly cousin -- and try to convince her to go on a road trip to Heaven's Mouth, a made-up beach paradise the two claim is on the Oaxacan coast. To their surprise, Luisa -- who is looking to escape her troubled life for a spell -- agrees to go along. Two days into the trip, tension starts to build between the two friends: Luisa has had sex with each, and now both lads are not-so-quietly vying for her affection. Soon simmering jealousies boil over into savage arguments, threatening to completely destroy their friendship. After an enormously successful run in Mexico and Guatemala, this film was screened to much acclaim at the 2001 Venice, Toronto, and New York Film Festivals.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Alfonso Cuarón Nominated
2002 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Carlos Cuarón Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Berlin International Film Festival Best Young Actor or Actress Gael García Bernal Won
2001 Berlin International Film Festival Best Young Actor or Actress Diego Luna Won
2001 Berlin International Film Festival Best Screenplay Alfonso Cuarón Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2003 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Won
2002 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Won

European Film Academy

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 European Film Academy Screen International Award Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2002 Independent Spirit Awards Best Foreign Film Won

International Latino Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 International Latino Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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