The character study is amazing. The societal insights are haunting. The shared humanity it exposes is painful at time but ultimately reaffirming and uplifting. These are three of the most memorable, identifiable and completely human characters I've seen on screen in ages. They taught me more about life and the human species than the last ten movies I've seen put together. Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.
Visit our What to Watch page. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. External Sites. User Reviews. User Ratings. External Reviews. Julio and Tenoch begin fighting, but stop when Luisa threatens to leave them. Driving along the coastal road that evening, they chance upon an isolated beach that is actually called Boca del Cielo.
Making camp there, they begin to relax and enjoy the ocean, along with the company of a local family. After their campsite is ransacked by a herd of pigs, they spend the night in the nearby village, where Luisa makes another phone call to Jano, bidding him an affectionate but final farewell.
That evening, Luisa, Julio, and Tenoch drink to excess and joke about their sexual transgressions. Julio and Tenoch reveal that they each have frequently had sex with the other's girlfriend.
Julio adds that he had sex with Tenoch's mother, but it is unclear whether he is serious. The three dance together sensually and then retire to their room. As Luisa kneels between the boys and stimulates them both, the boys embrace and kiss each other passionately. The next morning, the boys wake up together, naked. Tenoch goes outside to vomit, and the boys are eager to return home.
The narrator explains that their journey back was quiet and uneventful, and that Luisa stayed behind to explore the nearby coves.
The narrator further discloses that the boys' girlfriends broke up with them, and Tenoch and Julio also stopped spending time together. A year later, in a chance encounter in Mexico City, Tenoch and Julio have a cup of coffee. They awkwardly catch up on each other's lives and news of their mutual friends.
Tenoch informs Julio that Luisa died of cancer a month after their trip, and that she had been aware of her prognosis during the time they had spent together.
Tenoch excuses himself because his current girlfriend is waiting for him. Before leaving, Tenoch tells Julio he will see him again; however, the narrator reveals that this interaction is their last meeting. Overlaps include a road trip featuring a love triangle, wide shots of a car curving down a road, an omniscient narrator, and a character dancing while staring into the camera.
The company provided sufficient funding to make the film and launch an impressive marketing campaign. Advertisement and publicity appeared across Mexico. Along with the help of Anhelo Producciones, the ratings board controversy gave the film a lot of free publicity in Mexico.
The film became a global success after its distribution by major U. The film was bought in the U. It was released without a rating in the US because a market-limiting NC was unavoidable. She's looking to borrow a charging cord for her cellphone. And how a local party store owner banned her from his shop because he said she smells bad.
The woman — year old Amanda Knowlton — plugs in the phone but isn't sure she's getting a charge. She tells the woman to use them until she can get her a pair of boots; the sandals, it turns out, are the only shoes Knowlton has.
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