beautiful cinematography, great story, heartbreaking ending. you need to watch the movie again to understand something important again, and thats a great plot. amazingly well made for its time, simple but aged like wine. one of my favorites of all time
Un notorio ejemplo de cómo los viajes cambian la vida de uno. Aquí los viajeros son unos amigos, de distintas clases sociales, con un filosofía muy particular, acompañados de una invitada que guarda un secreto. Esta sería al antes y después en las carreras de Cuarón, Diego Luna y García Bernal, que los pondría en el escaparate. No haga caso a los puristas y véala.
Life is like the surf
so give yourself away like the sea
Alfonso Cuarón direction and Maribel Verdú's best performance makes this movie so much perfect....this is one surely one of my best movie i ever seen....
A new way of telling two periods of Mexico: the future of a tyranny at the beginning of the new millennium, and a free interpretation of the Spanish conquest. The film takes us along roads of life, where each path leads us to a destination that we will not know how to be the same again. Places where the hidden before our eyes is revealed, and where you can also find what we have always sought ... just need to get lost and find the way.
Wow, this was horrific. Alfonso Cuaron is a decent director and he does his best here, but man oh man does this movie ****. The story is horrible and poorly written, as evidenced by the needless narration that serves as purely unnecessary exposition, as well as rambling on about past/future events that are not depicted in the story at all. The characters are grating and entirely unenjoyable. Honestly, the movie is pretty much just hardcore porn. It is an hour and 40 minutes long, but at least an hour and 30 minutes of that is probably sex. Only a minor exaggeration. This movie does have some interesting thoughts on growing up, marriage, and sex, but it just gets drowned out in a sea of immaturity and annoyance. I honestly feel violated by this movie and have no idea how it is so acclaimed. Call me a prude, but sex is not a story. It felt like it was on the same level as some pornographic film in terms of its commitment to following a narrative when, in reality, everyone was just there to get laid and the plot was coincidental. I am not a huge fan of Cuaron's work and, well, this one will not convince me I have erred on my previous assessment.
I cannot believe this movie has this high score! It is soooo overrated! I mean, there is no real story, it is just sex and the end is so corny! This is the type of Spanish movie that in Europe (especially Spain) is known as 'made to sell, because sex sells' but of course in our Anglo-Saxon countries, we believe that just because a movie comes from Europe -especially Spain, or France- is good, but that way of thinking is so naive!!!. Honestly, this movie is so disappointing! If I give him a 2 is because well, because ...I don't even know why, perhaps there are worse movies that I don't manage to finish watching, and I did finish watching this one! Anyway, I have no intentions to ever watch this movie again. It is slow, and doesn't have a good storyline. The performances are plain, so is the photography; and even the actors's looks (male and female) were nothing but **** absolutely nothing to enjoy, or applaud! PS: Did you know that many Spaniards- I mean many- avoid watching Spanish movies precisely because the abuse of sex and the lack of argument...?and many of those movies that there are considered movies for the taste of the 'masses' (and by 'masses' they do not mean, merely 'working class', but has more of a 'cheap' 'vulgar' connotation) are praised outside Spain! Embarrasing!
TaglineLa vida tiene sus maneras de enseñarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de confundirnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de cambiarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de asombrarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de herirnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de curarnos. La vida tiene sus maneras de inspirarnos.