On an entirely unrelated note, I finally saw Alfonso Cuarón's 2001 film Y tu mamá también this week, and really the only mystery is why I waited so long considering how much I love Cuarón and Gael García Bernal (and Diego Luna too). The movie thrusts you, as it were, right into a hot sex scene, and that particular motif definitely continues throughout this coming-of-age tale. But Cuarón also integrates a healthy amount of social commentary as the best friends played by Bernal and Luna road trip through the Mexican countryside with the beautiful Maribel Verdú, pausing in poor rural towns and slipping past military roadblocks. As he did so effectively in Children of Men the director utilizes some of his crazy single-shot sequences here too, in one never cutting away as the car weaves in and out of traffic, a ribald conversation continues amongst the passengers, and the gorgeous landscape flows by. It is exactly that easy mix of the raw and the transcendent that makes the film one of the best I've seen. And did I mention all the hot sex?