Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate) (1993)
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Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquival, this internationally popular romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young woman who discovers that her cooking has magical effects. The tale's heroine, Tita, is the youngest of three daughters in a traditional Mexican family. Bound by tradition to remain unmarried while caring for her aging mother, Tita nevertheless falls in love with a handsome young man named Pedro. Pedro returns her affection, but he cannot overcome her family's disapproval,
Apr 16, 1992 Wide
Mar 14, 2000
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Robert M. Martinez
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The food scenes in this Mexican fable are just as sumptuous and appetizing as those in Denmark's Oscar-winning Babette's Feast, excpet they have an extra-erotic and surreal appeal due to masterful cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki and Steve Bernstein
Atmospheric but watery romantic melodrama
A funny, touching, sumptuous, and incredibly romantic ode to the joys of love and food.
Good food metaphors and solid romantic story.
Celebrates in most unsual and impressive ways both the magic and the mystery of love.
"sensual and constantly surprising"
...not since Tom Jones has food taken on such erotic meaning.
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