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Como agua para chocolate (1992)

R | | Drama, Romance | 28 May 1993 (USA)
When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

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Pilar Aranda ...
Chencha
Farnesio de Bernal ...
Cura
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Rodolfo Arias ...
Juan Alejándrez
Margarita Isabel ...
Paquita Lobo
Sandra Arau ...
Esperanza Muzquiz
Andrés García Jr. ...
Alex Brown
Regino Herrera ...
Nicolás
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Storyline

In a forgotten Mexico village Tita and Pedro fall in love, but their marriage is forbidden as to traditions. Mother 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. Tita's heart breaks when her mother offers Pedro her sister instead of her, and he accepted it just to live near Tita- he says. Now they live in the same house, and mother Elena cannot forbid their love as she did their marriage. Written by Anonymous

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A feast for the senses!

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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28 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Como Água Para Chocolate  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,665,500
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An aspiring filmmaker from Texas, who was not involved with the project, spent time on set, because he was in town shooting a small budget ($5,000) full-length feature film for the Spanish home video market. That young filmmaker was Robert Rodriguez, and the film was El Mariachi, which became a hit at Sundance and launched his career. See more »

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When the narrator says "that night she [Tita] cried and knitted" Tita is clearly shown crocheting with one hook instead of knitting, which requires two. See more »

Quotes

Doctor John Brown: I see you didn't touch your dinner. Sue Ellen is a horrible cook, but my son and I put up with her food. Of course, *you* don't have to.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Jesusita en Chihuahua
Written by Quirino Mendoza
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A Fabulous Fable
16 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Scenes of incredible beauty and humor. This film appeals to all of humankind's tastes (visual, intellectual, gustatory, sexual, etc.) It is one of the greatest romantic comedies showing the lives, values and beliefs of another culture ever presented as a gift to the American public. Be aware though that it is not an experience that will appeal to everyone. You won't enjoy it if you don't love food, have an imagination and understand that daytime soaps are not art.


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