Like Water For Chocolate

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Released 1992

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Director:
Alfonso Arau
Released:
1992
Rating:
R
A man, forbidden to marry the youngest daughter in a family as she is the caretaker for life for her mother, agrees to marry her sister. Can he resist his feelings for his true love now that they live in the same house?

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Like Water for Chocolate creates its own intense world of passion and romance, and adds a little comedy and a lot of quail, garlic, honey, chiles, mole, cilantro, rose petals and c...

  • 100

    San Francisco Chronicle Peter Stack

    Though much of Like Water For Chocolate simmers with humor and the stumbling plight of human life, the movie takes its soul from deeper strains -- unfulfilled longing, the tyranny ...

  • 100

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    Overtly passionate, ebulliently funny and ideologically subtle, Like Water for Chocolate is strong drink - hot and sweet. It toasts life not as it is but as it should be. [09 Apr 1...

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Drama

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Love & Romance, Foreign Language