Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, the Y Tu Mamá También boys, portray a pair of back-country Mexican brothers catapulted from a banana plantation to the big-time soccer fútbol life in Mexico City, in Carlos Cuaróns winning comic character study, which does double duty as a fierce social satire of rampant mercantilism. Writer-director Cuarón (brother of Alfonso Cuarón, who produced along with fellow filmmakers Alejandro González Iñárritu and Guillermo del Toro) stocks the film with broad, lusty characters García and Luna at their crudest and lowbrow laffs, but his intentions are hard as a diamond (103 min.).
Director: Carlos CuarÃ³n
Writer: Carlos CuarÃ³n
Producer: Alfonso CuarÃ³n, Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu, David Linde and Guillermo del Torro
Cast: Gael GarcÃa Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia, Adriana Paz, Jessica Mas, Salvador Zerboni, Tania Esmeralda Aguilar, JoaquÃn CosÃo and Alfredo Alfonso