The Motorcycle Diaries (2007)

Two friends, Ernesto Guevarra (Garcia Bernal) and Alberto Grenado (De la Serna), decide to embark on a 2 month journey across South America before Alberto’s 30th birthday. Starting from their home town in Buenos Aires, they pack a few ration, belongings, and a little pocket money, before boarding a Norton 500 motorcycle they call “The Mighty One”, and beginning their journey that is destined to end in the Guajira Peninsula in Venezuela.

A very inspiring film about travel, friendship, and a journey of self discovery. A story based on memoirs of a young Ernesto Guevara, who would later on become the great revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

The whole experience chronicles the journey Ernesto and Alberto had to go through, the places they went, the people they meet, and the troubles and trials they faced along the way.

This was filmed beautifully. The landscapes and locations were breathtaking and captured the inner beauty of its people and their culture. Every stop had something different to offer, may it be humor, drama, or the harsh realities we so often care to notice.

Gael Garcia Bernal as always, gives an excellent dramatic performance. A new face on screen (at least for me) Rodrigo De la Serna did not disappoint as well.

This was just perfect and a must for every traveler looking for that great escape.

A true bioepic and somewhat coming of age story on one of the world’s greatest revolutionaries.

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