Y Tu Mama Tabien Analysis

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Both films, ‘Mustang’ and ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ represent youth on a journey of self-discovery with various challenges along the way. In ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’, two young teenage boys go on a road trip with a young woman who is in her late twenties and discover their sexual maturity. The young woman Luisa is a distant cousin by marriage of one of the young men, and she immediately peaks their interest and deep desires. The title of this movie translated in English is, ‘And Your Mama Too’. Analyzing the title alone, it’s safe to say that there is some relation to the young lady acting as somewhat of a mother figure, teaching and guiding the young boys’ various things. ‘Mustang’ is an incredible and powerful film. It tells a tale of five young girls living in a small Turkish town with overbearing guardians who are trying to conform them to the ways of their culture. The young girls to do all they can to rebel against conformity. Throughout their journey, they find love, hate, friends, family, enemies, and loss. According to the text in chapter 7, the nature of narrative in film is described as a universal human activity used for entertainment, instruction, and socialization. It is also an essential way that people think about themselves and their world. Cinema, in its popular forms, has been a narrative medium. (Prince, 2012). There is no do doubt that the narratives of these two films are indeed, instructional and geared towards making one think about the world around them. In the film ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’, the director did a great job of incorporating comedic relief amid a controversial theme. Some critics believe that this film was inappropriate in many ways. According to David Maine in his analysis and research on the film, “Y Tu Mama Tambien is a deceptive little movie, a serious film masquerading as a bit of comic fluff, hiding weighty themes behind silly banter and plenty of T&A. Director Alfonso Cuarón would go on to make a string of fine films including Children of Men (2006) and Gravity (2013), but this early effort showcases his ability to effortlessly blend the personal and the political, the comic and the tragic.” (Maine, 2014). In the film ‘Mustang’, the five young girls are being raised by their

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