Throughout the film it becomes clear that, more than anything, Tenoch and Julio are on a journey to find themselves, trying to become what they think is “cool” and “manly”, and more often than not contradicting these conceptions.
Neither of the boys care much about politics, although the issue permeates every facet of their lives and is oftentimes reflected in them and their interactions.
It’s a constant, albeit detached commentary on the current (for the time) social and political climate of Mexico and the way this sometimes overlaps into the characters lives.
At one point the narrator tells us they are passing through the village of Tenoch’s nanny, who left when she was 13 to work for Tenoch’s family in Mexico City, and that until he was 4, Tenoch called her mom. Tenoch chooses not to mention this to the others in the car, and in doing so this small moment speaks volumes of Mexican class divisions and culturally created attitudes.
Instead they live in their very own testosterone filled bubble.
At a bridal party they end up meeting Tenoch’s cousin’s wife, Luisa.However, Cuaron doesn’t slap you around the face with theme.It’s just there, in everything, as I believe it should be in a great movie.We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.Actors: Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdu Director: Alfonso Cuaron Plot Summary: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries.We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market.Then they’d have seen two bodies on the road, one smaller than the other, barely covered by a jacket…and next to them a woman crying inconsolably.“The last words over a shot of a small road-side shrine to the dead, barely noticeable.Those who I put in bold have already sent me their posts.If you haven’t sent yours to me, please do so as soon as you can!!