Y Tu Mamá También

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Features Watermelon In Easter Hay over the end credits.

Starring: Maribel Verdu, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna   

Director: Alfonso Cuarón 

(Mexico 2001)


"We owe so much to Zappa," Alfonso Cuarón, the film's director, says in the press notes. The script was written with endless repetitions of one of Frank Zappa's most famous songs, Watermelon in Easter Hay. "The tone of that song is the mood we were aiming for." There's a sense of fearless artistic adventure in Zappa's music, as well as rude fun. The film runs on the same fuel. Call it "Y Tu Mamas of Invention", then."

When the producers tried to buy the rights of Frank Zappa's Watermelon In Easter Hay they were told by Zappa's family that Zappa requested that three of his songs were never played in any media except the album where they appear and that song was one of them. Gail Zappa, Frank's widow, saw the movie when editing was almost completed and agreed to make an exception because she considered that Zappa would be proud of the movie.

Soundtrack CD:

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