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Consuming Passions (1988)

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 overview, first billed only:
Tyler Butterworth ...
Ian Littleton
Mr. Farris
Graham Chumley
Mrs. Garza
Mrs. Gordon
John Wells ...
Dr. Forrester
Dr. Rees
Bryan Pringle ...
Mrs. Eggleston
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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Release Date:

27 March 1992 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

A Louca Doçura  »

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$118,206 (USA)

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1.78 : 1
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An overlooked gem of a comedy
12 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this film until a few months ago when I saw it being advertised on ebay and decided to give it a try. Written by Monty Python regulars, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, this film has the feel of a Norman Wisdom film but thankfully without the pathos stage that seems to form a staple element of Mr. Wisdom's comedies.

Ian Littleton (Tyler Butterworth) is the hapless new employee who, by a tragic misunderstanding adds the human ingredient into Chumley's chocolate. At first, the new flavour is unpopular but gradually the public take to it so much that it becomes the must-have confectionery. The problem is, of course, that more humans must be found to to maintain the chocolate's success and no stone is left unturned in the search for more of the magic ingredient.

The film moves along at a fair pace with all the cast giving first class performances. Most notably, Vanessa Redgrave looks to be having the most fun playing the predatory suburban housewife, Mrs Garza. Prunella Scales (Fawlty Towers) displays her professionalism as the scatty secretary, Ethel; and Freddie Jones is the bumbling Mr Chumley. I think this film deserves stars.

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