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Like Water for Chocolate Movie Review

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Like Water for Chocolate is one of Mexico's biggest hits and it did equally well here, thanks to an excellent cast, lush cinematography, and its frank exploration of sexual tensions within the family. That said, the film is not be to everyone's taste and it certainly wasn't mine, dealing as it does with every imaginable stomach disorder for many of its 126 minutes. AKA: Como Agua para Chocolate.

1993 (R) 105m/C MX Lumi Cavazos, Marco Leonardi, Regina Torne, Mario Ivan Martinez, Ada Carrasco, Yareli Arizmendi, Caludette Maille, Pilar Aranda; D: Alfonso Arau; W: Laura Esquivel; C: Steven Bernstein; M: Leo Brower. Nominations: British Academy Awards ‘93: Best Foreign Film; Independent Spirit Awards ‘94: Best Foreign Film. VHS, LV

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