chad’s review published on Letterboxd:
It took me 3 days to finally start writing a review for this one. I still don't know how my feeble words would give this masterpiece justice.
Y Tu Mamá También. And Your Mother Too. Going in, I did not know what to expect with this other than sex scenes that would give me an awkward boner. Well, I guess it did, but it's not all about sex. It's life itself. It's politics, it's friendships, it's realism at its very finest.
I watched this the day after my 18th birthday. I don't really like making a fuss out of it, but what can I say? I'm freaking 18. And watching this after that so-called milestone just made my viewing experience a little more personal. It was an arrow straight to my heart. I was 18, and I made it. Or did I?
You know those movies that make you want to embrace your life even more? Yup, this is one. It's not just the beautiful cinematography or the well-crafted narrative or even the dynamics of the characters. It's just... life. I can go on and on about how this is one of the realest movies I've seen, but I learned from this that every second counts. Life is fleeting. Hold on to that fact and make the most out of it.
This is my first Cuarón (yes, I haven't seen poa) and it has instantly become one of my all-time favorites. He really changed the face of cinema with this.