So I saw the movie that joker called a Cadillac to end all Cadillacs
today. But I can't be as enthusiastic about Y Tu Mamá También
as joker. It was funny, exuberant, and highly enjoyable, but ultimately unsatisfying for me. I had trouble getting past the fact that the two teenage boys, for all their joie de vivre
, were completely obnoxious, total assholes. Luisa, the woman who goes on a road trip with them, saw something more in them but I never did. The movie may be about living in the moment, but so what? Most teenagers live in the moment. I was disappointed by the fact that the boys didn't really seem to take anything lasting from their experience. The movie drew on at least as many familiar elements as Amores Perros
did last year, which joker was very critical of. It succeeds, as did Amores Perros
, because it's well executed.