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
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 »
When Tita receives the roses from Pedro for being the ranch's cook for one year, they are light pink/coral. When she's preparing to make quails with rose petal sauce, the roses are red. See more »
Tita, with her hands free from her mother's orders, didn't know what to do with them. They could do anything or change into anything. If they just could turn into birds and fly away, she would like to go as far away as possible. She wanted to escape from herself. She didn't want to think about making a decision. Above all, she didn't want to talk ever again. She didn't want her words to scream out her pain.
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The International version is color-corrected, and some voices were re-dubbed in the English spoken language scenes. Includes sex & nudity scenes. See more »
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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