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
The film became the highest-grossing foreign-language film ever released in the United States at the time. See more »
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 »
You will be so beautiful that the first boy who sees you will want to marry you.
Nacha! Don't say that. As my youngest daughter, Tita will care for me until the day I die. She won't marry.
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There was a theatrical Mexican cut, in which sex & nudity scenes were missing, and instead of, there were other scenes less graphical and additional voice-over narrations from the great-granddaughter (Arcelia Ramirez) that weren't included in the international version. The Mexican cut was not color-corrected, and it's noteworthy because of the very dark contrast in image. The scene in where Mamá Elena dies and Tita takes care of the funeral has a different music score in the Mexican cut. The English spoken language scenes have hard-coded Spanish subtitles, but no voices were re-dubbed. See more »
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Written by René Vázquez Lopez (as René Vázquez)
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Unpredictable and romantic
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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