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Consuming Passions (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  27 March 1992 (Portugal)
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A tragic mishap at a chocolate factory results in candy lovers getting an unexpected 'extra' in their sweets. The problem is that they want more!

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Butterworth ...
Ian Littleton
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Mr.Farris
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Graham Chumley
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Mrs. Garza
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Ethel
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Felicity
Thora Hird ...
Mrs.Gordon
John Wells ...
Dr.Forrester
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Dr.Rees
Bryan Pringle ...
Gateman
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Mrs Eggleston
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Jason
Deddie Davies ...
Mrs Coot
William Rushton ...
Big Teddy
Wincey Willis ...
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At his new job at Chumley's Chocolates, Ian Littleton accidentally knocks several workers into a mixing vat, the contents of which are then sent to market. When reviews of the company's new candy come back, they are overwhelmingly negative, except for the areas that received the 'special ingredient'. Ian soon finds himself assigned the task of obtaining more of the ingredient to satisfy the nation's sweet tooth. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A tale of greed, lust and death by chocolate.

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27 March 1992 (Portugal)  »

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A Louca Doçura  »

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$118,206 (USA)
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Do chocolate shocks come too late?
4 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Human flesh has often been the missing secret mysterious ingredient of many films.In sci-fi ("Solyent Green" ) ,in horror ("Motel Hell" ) or comedy ("delicatessen").Even Shakespeare knew the trick ("Titus Andronicus").

It is evident that the writers here try too hard slapstick and not enough subtle black humor.There are plenty of ideas in "consuming passions" but most of them are wasted:the chocolate made without chocolate,the new "very special" products which the consumers praise to the skies ,the bubble head blond which is overjoyed cause her tests prove her right.

But the weakest link is Vanessa Redrave's part.How could one of the greatest living English thespians have agreed to play such a demeaning part of a ludicrous nymphomaniac?Butterworth is some kind of Jim Carrey clone(the naive-young-man-who-proves-he-is-smart-and-ambitious).

A clever director would have kept all that is good (all the black humor side) ,ruled out the widow's part and made a not politically correct movie.Some say Terry Gilliam.They are probably right.


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