Andrew Mobbs (mobbsy) wrote,
Andrew Mobbs

Today, Vicky and I saw Y tu mamá también. Overall, an intelligent yet amusing film.

To me, the underlying theme is time and change, there are few characters whose lives remain static. There is an cleverly woven texture of childhood, youth, adulthood and old age; change and death are there at all times, dreams are created, fulfilled and destroyed.

Other threads include a typical road movie, with the actual and symbolic journeys in convoy. There is social commentary, characters drawn from all tiers of society. A narrative voice cuts in from time to time, usually to embroider the history of the characters or their surroundings, an all-knowing inner voice that gives the viewer a tidbit of information that isn't known to all, or any, of the characters.

This was one of the best films I've seen this year.

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