Y tu mamá también

2001 film by Alfonso Cuarón / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Y tu mamá también (Spanish for And Your Mother Too[3][4][5][6]) is a 2001 Mexican road film[7][8][9][10][11] directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-written by him and his brother Carlos.[12] It stars Mexican actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal and Spanish actress Maribel Verdú.

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Y tu mamá también
Theatrical release poster showing the film's title on the upper half and the film's three main characters swimming in water on the bottom half. From left to right, the characters are Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú and Gael García Bernal.
North American theatrical release poster
Directed byAlfonso Cuarón
Written by
Produced by
Narrated byDaniel Giménez Cacho
CinematographyEmmanuel Lubezki
Edited byAlex Rodríguez
Alfonso Cuarón
Music byJohn Murphy
Producciones Anhelo
Distributed by20th Century Fox[1]
Release date
  • June 8, 2001 (2001-06-08)
Running time
106 minutes
Budget$5 million
Box office$33.6 million[2]

The film tells a coming-of-age story about two teenage boys who take a road trip with a woman in her late twenties. It is set in 1999 against the backdrop of Mexico's political and economic realities, specifically at the end of the uninterrupted seven decades of presidents from the Institutional Revolutionary Party and the rise of the opposition led by Vicente Fox.

The film's explicit depiction of sex, nudity, and drug use caused complications in the film's rating. However, in Mexico, the film earned $2.2 million its first weekend in June 2001, setting a new record for the highest box office opening in Mexican cinema.[13] In 2002, the film was released in English-speaking markets under its Spanish title, with a limited release in the United States. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards and as Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globe Awards.