Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate) Reviews
What makes the picture so compelling is the appeal of our central heroine. Actress Lumi Cavazos is gripping as Tita. By keeping her emotions bottled up, her meals are essentially the only way she has to express herself. On the surface she seems passive at first, but she remains a fundamentally passionate individual. Her story is rather epic in scope and the many people that she meets along the way are involving. The relationships with her overbearing mother and her true love Pedro, are affecting but so is her relationship with Dr. Brown, her sister's obstetrician. If there's one thing a romance needs is heart and Like Water for Chocolate has that in spades.
The Director, Arau, laid before the viewer a magical cornucopia of settings and in this case, tastes, that tempted the eye as well as a palette that had to remain unfulfilled. Esquivel's novel and subsequent movie script were superb and were certainly not the normal fare dished out by Hollywood. Berstein and Luezki's rich cinematography painted a superb background upon which the rich character development and plot could be traced.
There are a few movies set around this revolutionary period in late Mexican history and i have loved everyone that i have seen-this is certainly no exception.
Like Water For Chocolate is a movie lover's movie and I would highly recommend anyone with a interest in or love for Mexico to make an effort to seek out this gem.
This movie is about how life used to be in Mexico. It is a love story between Pedro and Tita, and why they coudn't get married because Tita's mother wanted her oldest daughter to get married first, and have Tita to stay and take care of her. It shows how marriage was imposed on those times, and how a love between two people can change everything. It's was just magical seeing this story unfold on screen, I literally found myself going through many different emotions while watching this.
Everything just works so well in this movie from the wonderful cast to the tiniest details. There is so many ways describe how I felt while watching this movie, but so little words that can fully express what a incredible experience it is. It brought me smiles and tears to my eyes, that's rare for me when I watch a movie.
Like Water For Chocolate is a classic Romance story that powerfully depicts Romance and will change your views on it. In a time with so many awful Romance movies, you owe it yo yourself to watch this and reminds yourself why you like Romance in movies and why you cherish love in your life.