Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday Film Review: Drama/Mex

From the New York Times Film Review : Sex, Shouting and Temptation Once Upon Today in Acapulco

Published: July 11, 2007
At first casual glance, you can understand why the young Mexican actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna attached their names to “Drama/Mex” as executive producers. With its tricky narrative structure, casual nudity, sweaty sex and intimations of politics, this feature seems to bear a passing resemblance to “Y Tu Mamá También,” the wonderful 2001 Alfonso Cuarón film in which Mr. Bernal and Mr. Luna starred. In the years since, the two have helped form a production company, adding to the exciting surge in Mexican cinema, which is all to the good, except when the result is as undercooked and derivative as “Drama/Mex.