Like Water for Chocolate 

Drama/ Comedy | In Spanish with English subtitles | 105 minutes


In 1900 Mexico, Mama Elena tells Tita, her youngest daughter, the   country’s tradition calls for Tita to remain single so Tita can care for her. This doesn’t sit well with Tita as she has fallen in love with Pedro.  Mama Elena mollifies Pedro by suggesting he marry Rosaura, Tita’s sister.  Pedro agrees but  tells his father he’s doing so only to be close to Tita.  Tita displays her emotional pain by creating fantastic, almost supernatural, meals. As the years pass, Rosaura loses her baby to illness and Mexico is on the brink of a revolution. These upsetting events will test if the love between Tita and Pedro will prevail.    

Lumi Cavazos (Tita) / Marco Leonardi (Pedro) / Regina Torné (Mama Elena) / Yareli Arizmendi (Rosaura)
Why Stream This Film?
Like Water for Chocolate beautifully portrays an old Mexican tradition: the youngest daughter must remain single so she can care for the family matriarch. The problem occurs when the youngest daughter falls passionately in love with a young man.  
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%
  • Metacritic Score: 86
  • BAFTA Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Film
  • Golden Globe Awards: Nominated, Best Foreign Film
  • National Board of Review: Winner, Top Foreign Film
  • Like Water for Chocolate received a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.
LIKE WATER for CHOCOLATE creates its own intense world of passion and romance, and adds a little comedy and a lot of quail, garlic, chiles, mole, cilantro, rose petals and cornmeal.
Roger Ebert

Food and passion create a sublime alchemy in LIKE WATER for CHOCOLATE, a Mexican film whose characters experience life so intensely that they sometimes literally smolder. Whether you approach this swift, eventful tale on the culinary or cinematic level, prepare for a treat.
Janet Maslin

The New York Times

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