Thursday, 18 June 2009

Y Tu Mama 2?

Just finished watching RUDO Y CURSI, the new film from (roughly) the same team who brought us Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, the Mexican global hit that launched Gael Garcia Bernal as an international sex symbol.

This film plays on the dynamic between Diego Luna and Bernal nicely and has hilarious moments, but doesn't have the straight-forward commercial sexiness that Y TU MAMA had.

It moves at frightening speed, so you are never bored, and some of the more obvious plot holes disappear into the horizon before you can notice them. The football scenes are fantastic too, and you can almost taste the tortillas so authentic is the Mexican backdrop.

Opens 26 June.