Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate)

1994

Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate)

Critics Consensus

Strawberry and Chocolate movingly depicts the budding relationship between two men against the backdrop of a pivotal moment in Cuban history.

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Audience Score

User Ratings: 3,362
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Movie Info

A macho but naive and inexperienced youth who believes passionately in Communism and the Cuban Revolution, finds his values undergoing an unexpected transformation after being befriended by a cultured young homosexual who's an ardent critic of the Castro regime.

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Critic Reviews for Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate)

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (4)

  • Its subject now reveals itself as political and social freedom in Castro's Cuba and this is what makes it an intelligent companion piece to Memories of Underdevelopment, Alea's earlier film.

    Jul 3, 2009 | Rating: 4/5
  • While the central story may lack edge, 'Strawberry and Chocolate' remains an entertaining, thoughtful take on the absurdity of confusing sexuality and politics.

    Jul 3, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a clear-eyed critique of the revolution's treatment of gay Cubans and, as such, it's a brave and important piece of film-making.

    Jul 3, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Watching his funny and likeable Havana-set comedy is like chancing upon some undiscovered early gem by Godard or Woody Allen, and yet it has a worldliness and drollery that is all its own.

    Jul 3, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Truth be told, I sat there and chuckled warmly in all the right spots, and felt delight in the stubbornly stylish central character.

    Apr 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A clear call for tolerance, deftly executed by a director for whom the personal and the political were indivisible.

    Jul 3, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate)

  • Mar 20, 2009
    Amiable characters and a pleasant tale of Cuban life, contrasting the young communist idealist with an older, gay intellectual artist.
    Ross C Super Reviewer

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