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I'm Gonna Explode review

Some young Mexican tearaways hide out on a roof

Ignore ads evoking the ghost of Bonnie And Clyde – this ain’t no shoot ’em up.

But that doesn’t mean this Mexican drama doesn’t sport a healthy amount of bloody-mindedness.

Continuing his obsession with teens on the brink (see Drama/Mex), director Gerardo Naranjo draws a sizzling rapport from first-time actors Maria Deschamps and Juan Pablo de Santiago, who play runaways hiding in plain sight on the roof of a house.

If ultimately little more than an extended riff on Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot Le Fou, the startling vistas, sexual awakenings and a storming soundtrack ensure it’s never dull.

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