Two hormonally charged teenagers meet beautiful, older Spanish woman Luisa at a family wedding in Mexico City, and are filled with lust. Drunk on her beauty and copious amounts of alcohol, they ask her to join them on a road trip to a mythical remote beach called Boca Del Cielo - Heaven's MouthThere is nothing like a bit of controversy to provide a last minute boost to ticket sales at a BIFF screening - thanks to an article in the BIFF newsletter concerning the banning of this particular film at a recent New Zealand film festival tickets to Y Tu Mama Tambien were hard to come by.
Its not hard to see why our near neighbours got a bit squeamish about showing this film; it is quite graphic in its portrayal of teenage sex, masturbation, group sex and teenage lust.
Surprisingly though the film has a lot of humour in it - mainly at the expense of our randy and dimwitted male leads - their constant rivalry and desire to bed the Spanish beauty blinds them to each others needs.
An interesting device is the presence of a narrator who at various points interjects to provide a summary of what happens to a particular character, situation or even animal after our three leads have passed by it or interacted with it. At times tragic, at times funny it adds another interesting dimension to the events of the film.While it probably deserves the word of mouth it is getting, Y Tu
Mambien does not deserve the censorship applied to it by other
parties. Well worth a look.