This coming-of-age story about two young boys and their involvement with an older woman was definitely controversial when it was first released: its unabashed look at sexuality—especially that of teenagers—made it difficult for the film to be released in many countries. However, that did not affect the film’s ultimate success. It went on to make $2.2 million in its first weekend in Mexico, making it the highest box office opening in Mexico’s cinematic history. In the U.S., the film garnered high critical praise and was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes and Best Original Screenplay at the 2002 Academy Awards.