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Como agua para chocolate (1992)

R | | Drama, Romance | 28 May 1993 (USA)
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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 26 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pedro Muzquiz
... Tita
... Mamá Elena
... Doctor John Brown
... Nacha
... Rosaura
... Gertrudis
Pilar Aranda ... Chencha
Farnesio de Bernal ... Cura
... Sargento Treviño
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)  »

Also Known As:

Como Água Para Chocolate  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,665,500
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Trivia

When Pedro gave the roses to Tita for her 1st year anniversary as the ranch cook, it was colored peach. But when she started cooking it with the quail it was red. See more »

Goofs

Background music while Tita and Nacha are cooking in the kitchen tells the story of a car breakdown. See more »

Quotes

Gertrudis: If you were still in love with Pedro, you wouldn't be marrying John.
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Referenced in Gray Matters (2006) See more »

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Mi Querida Capitan
Written by José Alfonso Palacios
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Unpredictable and romantic
19 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

The two things that stood out for me in this film are the telling of this story and how you had no idea what was going to happen next and of course the performance of Lumi Cavazos. Its one of those rare experiences that stay with you long after you have seen the film. Both strong and self assured. Whats really amazing is that its Cavazos first film role (That I know of, anyway) her natural charm is essential to this story. Not a film for all taste's but a very unique movie overflowing with romantic grandeur.


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