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Like Water for Chocolate
- Marco Leonardi

Overview - A sensuous comic fable of a young Mexican woman's tortured life and her main influences--her domineering mother, her forbidden lover, and the overwhelmingly sensual power of food and cooking. Based on the novel by Laura Esquivel.  Read more...

 
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Overview

A sensuous comic fable of a young Mexican woman's tortured life and her main influences--her domineering mother, her forbidden lover, and the overwhelmingly sensual power of food and cooking. Based on the novel by Laura Esquivel.

Cast List

Andres Garcia Jr. - Spanish Television Actor
Marco Leonardi - Actor
Regina Torne - Actress/"Like Water For"
Alfonso Arau - Actor/Director/Producer
Lumi Cavazos - Mexican Actress, LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
Laura Esquivel - Author, "Like Water For Chocolate"

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 105
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 031398137733
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R
  • Release Date: May 2011

Related Categories:
Movies > Foreign Films
Movies > Spanish

Related Keywords:
Classic
Family Interaction
Fantasy
Romance
Love Story
Racy
Recommended
Bucolic
Hispanic
Theatrical Release
Essential Cinema

 
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Synopsis:
Tita, as the youngest of three daughters, is condemned by family tradition never to marry, but to spend her life caring for her mother. However, Tita has fallen in love with a young man and he with her. When Tita's mother refuses to let them wed, and suggests that he marry her other daughter instead, Tita takes revenge: by allowing her passions to surface through her cooking, she manipulates the emotions of all who eat her food -- with some very strange and magical results.

Notes:
Laserdisc #2111 offers the original Spanish soundtrack with yellow English subtitles on the digital track and a dubbed English soundtrack on the analog track. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification. The best-selling book on which the film is based is a combination fiction and cookbook, as it includes the recipes for the foods Tita prepares in the story. Director/producer Alfonsau Arau and screenwriter/novelist Laura Esquivel are husband and wife. Other production companies: Arau Films International, Aviacsa, National Council for Cinema and the Arts, Mexican Institute of Cinema, National Tourist Development Fund, Government of the State of Coahuila, and the Cinema Development Fund. Copyright Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.

Reviews:
"...[Relies] enchantingly upon fate, magic and a taste for the supernatural....Prepare for a treat..." - 02/17/1993 New York Times, p.C13


"...Proof that passion is a dish best served spicy hot..." - Recommended - 09/01/1994 Premiere, p.115


"...LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE creates its own intense world of passion and romance....It continues the tradition of magical realism that is central to modern Latin film and literature..." - 04/02/1993 Chicago Sun-Times, p.50

 
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