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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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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
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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
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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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Fantastic Comedy with blackest of Black Humor
22 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the very beginning when some poor worker falls into the churning funnel of a vat of chocolate, this delightful, brilliant comedy is ready to have you falling out of your chair. Once you accept to suspend disbelief, you can't help but enjoy the wonderful wacky characters that inhabit this film.

Vanessa Redgrave gives a brilliant and memorable performance as the passion filled widow who takes the meek protagonist in hand and knocks his socks off. She is absolutely hilarious.

I can't believe the poor average rating that this film has garnered so far, and I can only guess that the people who rated this film lack the capacity to understand black humor.

Any fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, or Tracy Ullman will probably "get" the humor of this quiet, under-appreciated masterpiece.


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