Voy a Explotar (I'm Gonna Explode)
Voy a Explotar (I'm Gonna Explode) (2008)

Director Gerardo Naranjo transplants the myth of the last romantic couple to upper middle-class Mexico City with this vital and hectic tale of a young couple who throw caution to the wind and set out in search of their true fate. Román is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 1, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2010
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

This is mostly an unusual and imaginative, if overlong, love story.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

The title of the film promises something revolutionary, but all we get, aesthetically and thematically, are second-gen hand-me-downs.

Peter Bradshaw

Anger, rebellion, romance and despair are the keynotes of this freewheeling if self-conscious picture.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The small, sometimes confusing movie is a knowing homage to Jean-Luc Godard.

Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

The jazzy jump cuts and dissolves and cutesy imagery of the opening give way to long talks in a pup tent about what really bothers kids today.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

It's a tad too long, but beguiling nonetheless.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

I'm Gonna Explode dramatizes even as it demonstrates the maxim that you can't go home again.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Engrossing in parts, Naranjo does a decent job of transposing his source material.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

Naranjo strikes a nice balance between recognising the couple's naivety and honouring their romanticism, but when, in the film's later stages, they leave the rooftop behind, the plot meanders.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
Even though it features some great dialogue, especially as Maru (María Deschamps) narrates, this darkly comic Mexican take on teen angst makes for a really… More
Quinto Wallight
The movie has all the elements to make a great story, it looks great and has some very beautiful moments of true honesty where you conncect in a fantastically… More