Before Alfonso Cuarón helmed the international hit Y tu mamá también, he made his mark on Mexican cinema with the ribald and lightning-quick contemporary social satire Sólo con tu pareja.
“The film is like a champagne bottle’s ricocheting cork: an explosion of poppy camera maneuvers, literary allusions, chatty reiterations, raunchy sex, and spastic flights of fantasy rich in cultural flavor.” – Ed Gonzalez, Slant
Don Juan–ish yuppie Tomás Tomás (Daniel Giménez Cacho, from Almodovar’s Bad Education) spends his nights juggling so many beautiful women that he can’t keep their names straight—until one of his many conquests, a spurned nurse, gives him a taste of his own medicine. Beautifully filmed in widescreen by the inimitable Emmanuel Lubezki (The New World), Cuarón’s wildly successful feature debut (which has never been released in the U.S.) gave voice to a Mexican middle-class that had remained largely unseen onscreen, and surveys contemporary urban sexual mores with style, humor and grit to spare. (Dir. by Alfonso Cuarón, 1991, Mexico, in Spanish with English subtitles, 94 mins., Not Rated)