I just finished watching Y Tu Mama Tambien. Ugh, what a lame movie. I just don't understand what all the fuss is about. The movie is OK but it isn't the masterpiece that reviewers made it out to be. It isn't even useful as a spanish language study tool because all the dialogue is foul language and mexican slang. Neither of which will help me as a student of the language.
El Mariachi is another mexican film with cheezy acting and dialogue but at least I enjoyed watching that one.
I just bought The Crime of Padre Amaro on eBay. I hope it is a better than Y Tu Mama Tambien.
Aimee and Jaguar is an EXCELLENT german film. The movie is set in Berlin in the last days of world war 2. And there is a bicycle scene toward the end of the film. Mostly Martha was another really good german film. Even though I am not a student of german (at least not yet) I still want to see both of these again.
I liked La Femme Nikita- a french film about a female drug dealer that gets caught and then recruited to be an assassin for the french secret service. The American remake with Bridget Fonda was terrible.
And of course, Amelie was so good I bought the DVD and watched it at least a dozen times!! Great film!