“Like Water for Chocolate” is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. The screen play is also by Esquivel. The movie earned all 11 Ariel awards of the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures, including the Ariel Award for Best Picture, and became the highest grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the United States at the time.
In a forgotten Mexico village, Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita’s role as her caretaker for life - no youngest daughter has ever married and her daughter will not be the first to break tradition. 1992 105 min. R
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