When first released, Maria Novaro's film was understandably poked fun as "Telmita y Luisita" by the press. To be fair, there is more to the movie than what that remark suggests, and there lie its virtues and defects. Like Novaro's "The Garden of Eden" (also on DVD), the film tries to link Mexican gender and politics. In "Sin dejar huella", Novaro tackles drug-dealing and the rape and disappearance of factory workers in Mexican border towns, by weaving together the stories of two very different women: a sophisticated art smuggler and an uneducated factory worker (played by two excellent and attractive actresses, Spanish Aitana Sanchez-Gijon & Mexican Tiare Scanda). The leads are lovely to look at, the film has a great soundtrack, and there are gorgeous shots of Mexican landscapes, but by the time the two women start their cross-country journey running away from drug dealers, the film degenerates into a conventional road movie that never really pays off in its premise. It's no "Thelma & Louise" or "Y tu mama tambien", but still, its decent enough for a rental.