Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate)
Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate) (1992)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 16, 1992
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2000
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Indra Arriaga
Anchorage Press

The story is told through the lens of magic and tradition, of cultural values that are articulated through the senses, more specifically through food that feeds these senses.

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Emanuel Levy

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

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Fred Topel

Good food metaphors and solid romantic story.

Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Passionate tale of lost and regained love.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Atmospheric but watery romantic melodrama

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Celebrates in most unsual and impressive ways both the magic and the mystery of love.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... becomes indigestible.

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Michael Dequina

A funny, touching, sumptuous, and incredibly romantic ode to the joys of love and food.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"sensual and constantly surprising"

Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Hobin
A young woman is forbidden to marry the man she loves by her domineering mother. Mamá Elena insists Tita de la Garza honor a timeworn tradition which dictates… More
Cindy I
LIked this pretty well -- I can relate to food in a lustful way just like these folks -- but it loses 1/2 a star because I hated the ending.
Jennifer D
I thought the book was better...
Cassandra Maples
I love historical movies set in Mexico and this wonderful movie shown on BBC last night simply reinforced that feeling. The Director, Arau, laid before the… More
Kylie B
I was recommended to watch this by a friend who had studied the book. I didn't really like it despite knowing so much about the main storyline (or perhaps… More
Nani Vang
Loved the book, the film was pretty good also.