Like Water for Chocolate [Blu-ray] [1993]

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  • Release Date: 08/19/2014
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 16)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary by director Alfonso Arau with actors Lumi Cavazos and Marco Leonardi (in Spanish with English subtitles)
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Like Water for 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 disappointed, and her sadness has such force that it infects her cooking: all who eat it her feel her heartbreak with the same intensity. This newly discovered power continues to manifest itself after the wedding, as Tita and Pedro, overcome by their denied love, embark on a secret affair. Director Alfonso Arau, Esquival's husband at the time, presents the acts of love and cooking with the same glossy, sensual sheen. Indeed, despite occasional digressions into a magical realist tone, the film often takes on the gloss of Hollywood romance. This combination of traditional melodrama and exotic fairy tale proved extremely popular with audiences, particularly in the United States, where it became one of the highest grossing foreign language films at the time. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Lumi Cavazos
    Lumi Cavazos - Tita de la Garza
  • Marco Leonardi
    Marco Leonardi - Pedro Muzquiz
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    Regina Torne - Mama Elena
  • Ada Carrasco
    Ada Carrasco - Nacha
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    Claudette Maille - Gertrudis



Customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Magical Mystical properties of food and love

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    matineeidol
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    4 star movie, 3 star blu ray. "Like Water for Chocolate" is based upon the novel, "Como Agua Para Chocolate" which is a South American idiom used to describe someone who is sexually frustrated, and there is certainly plenty of that here. The novel and screenplay were written by Laura Esquivel, and the film is directed by Laura Esquivel's husband, Alfonso Arau. This is a multi-sensory experience of a tale of forbidden love centered around the preparation and eating of food. Blu-ray, picture quality is average, could be better, dvd appears to have some missing scenes, Widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio, No special features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A flick from Mexico professional in construction

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    cubuff62
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    This movie is a well done piece of work of Mexican culture. It will especially appeal to people of this culture as with any ethnic work from any country. It is remindful of the Hispanic leg of Babel. Worth seeing but not a great one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A true love story

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    darla1621
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    Mind you I do not speak or understand Spanish very well, and this movie is in Spanish with subtitles. It kept me very entertained with the love between the two main characters and how they over came so many obstacles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    HBDVDR
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    So glad to watch this classic movie for the first time ever on blu-ray. The hi def transfer really shows the artistry that goes into great cinematography.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very entertaining

    Posted
    coneflower

    Story line is great, history,culinary delight. This movie is the full package. Laughter, tears and drama. Sheer delight have watched many times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The last time I watched this movie.....

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    DVDBuff

    I was 18 years old. I watched it again and forgot how intensely erotic this movie is. If you want to witness the power of love, this is the movie to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute movie

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    Guataco57
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    This is an old movie , but it is so refreshing that feels just released , this movie it's for every one who likes movies in general , must see

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best

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    Nintendofan
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    One of my favorite movies, but I prefer it with subtitles instead of dubbed. Finally it's available on dvd!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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