A movie in the same vein as Amores Perros (also by director Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu), several disparate characters with some common tie are followed. This time the settings spread across the globe instead of just Mexico City. Also like Amores Perros it’s very effective, but unrelentingly heavy. The title theme seems to apply at least in part to prideful families being sundered and scattered. The twist, and hopeful aspect, is that this rendering is often what it takes to create communication in the family – not destroy it.