Your second post, joker, on YTMT
is more convincing than your first. I'm perfectly willing to admit that my reaction to the boys is largely personal and subjective, although I think my comments regarding their lack of growth as a result of their experience are based on objective information in the movie. I also think you're stretching to make elements in the movie fit comments that you've read by Cuarón about the movie. For example, I see no support in the movie for your argument that Tenoch's decision to major in economics suggests he's accepting responsibility for Mexico's future political identity. To me, he was just caving in to pressure from his father. Your comments about Luisa, however, are good ones. I liked Luisa's character and I liked her story. But I think the movie is told primarily from the boys' perspective. Unlike the boys, Luisa's story doesn't work as a metaphor for Mexico, but that's a metaphor I find strained in any event.