I could have marked it as one of the best road trip movies ever made but that would be a gross understatement!! This wasn’t just a plain road trip movie. It was much more than that; it was a character study, a peek into our sexual instincts, a form of societal analysis……….in other words, it was a hit of reality.
This is one of those movies where the director chooses to leave nothing to your imagination, be it sex or the thoughts. On the surface, it was a carefree road-trip movie, but there are deeper levels to it. Like no two persons read the same book, no two persons watch the same movie. Those deeper levels will be different for you and me so there’s no need mentioning them here…..but they are there.
The movie remains focused on the characters throughout(apparent through camera positioning). Yet, if you notice, you’ll find many picturesque frames. Now that isn’t surprising when you have one of the best cinematographer in the industry(Emmanuel Lubezki) working on the movie. But this movie isn’t the best exhibition of his potential…….The Revenant, Birdman are!! In other aspects too, I have nothing to complain about. This was kinda perfect movie for me, I really look forward to these kind of movies.
This movie will fire up your wanderlust……. and I hope, you’ll end up hitting the road to some great locations and create some beautiful memories. I personally believe that travel is one of those things that unless you’re extremely unlucky, it’ll never go south. So grab some popcorn and juice, and spend your night with Julio, Tenoche and Luisa 🙂
IMDb-“In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.”