Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate)
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Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate)
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, and he instead marries Tita's elder sister. The lovestruck young woman is brutally… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Passionate tale of lost and regained love."
‑ Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media
"Atmospheric but watery romantic melodrama"
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Celebrates in most unsual and impressive ways both the magic and the mystery of love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"... becomes indigestible."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A funny, touching, sumptuous, and incredibly romantic ode to the joys of love and food."
‑ Michael Dequina,
""sensual and constantly surprising""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"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"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Good food metaphors and solid romantic story."
‑ Fred Topel,
"...not since Tom Jones has food taken on such erotic meaning."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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