Tenoch and Julio are friends who got stoned and liked having sex – they got along pretty well and hung out with each other all the time. That one summer while their girlfriends were away, they chanced upon Luisa at a wedding, pretending to have a trip to the beach as a summer getaway and invited her. She bit the invitation, and the two friends immediately launched to their impromptu trip with her, making their itinerary as they go along, considering the spot they told her didn’t exist. What they didn’t know was how this trip was going to turn out not only for Tenoch and Julio, but for Luisa as well.
The three actors were fantastic in their roles. I love how Maribel Verdu handled her character – the maturity of it, and yet being able to get along with two children. Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal certainly acted like children. I would have thought that they behaved similarly when they were younger, they seem to fit their roles like a glove. I liked the way some scenes were shot – particularly the water scenes, whether it was on a pool or the beach.
Final Word: There really isn't something particularly special about this film. It's the storytelling that makes it a great film to watch.
Cast: Maribel Verdu, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna
Director: Alfonso Cuaron