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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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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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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,665,500
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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 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 »

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Pedro: I'm a man of few, but firm, words.
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Referenced in Cine Terapia: Cine Terapia - Juan Carlos Maneglia (2017) See more »

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Mi Carro Ford
Written by René Vázquez Lopez (as René Vázquez)
Performed by Los Morales
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A deeply moving and sensuous tale of forbidden love...
10 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw Como agua para chocolate partway through on the spanish channel and was immediately entranced by it's raw beauty and emotion.Thank God for those subtitles or I would have moved on. It's a tale of old traditions in Mexico and Tita, the youngest daughter, is the one doomed to follow them.The tradition is that the youngest is to stay with her mother and take care of her and remain single the rest of her life while her oldest sister gets to marry. For Tita though, it's too much for her to bear having fallen in love with Pedro, the one that her sister is to marry. Later he admits to Tita that he only married her sister to be near her.The rest of the story is for you to uncover.

I have never seen a more romantic scene in any movie where Gertrudis runs from the burning shower down the road and is swept into the arms of her lover and carried away. It's a stunningly sensual film that is deeply moving. If you haven't seen it, watch it with a lover.That only adds to the romance of the story!


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