Like Water for Chocolate
Movie Stats & Links
||Lumi Cavazos, Marco Leanardi,
Regina Torne, Claudette Maille, Mario Ivan Martinez
||It might make both
of you frisky.
||There is, and
||Fire, fire, fire,
and sadly women raped.
||There are a few
||"Mom" causing a
Cool Things About the DVD
||It didn't look
like my Netflix DVD had anything cool, but then again, this
movie did come out before the DVD revolution began.
Rent it for friskiness.
I generally am totally "anti" movies with subtitles, but
my BFF told me a while back that one of her favorite movies
is "Like Water for Chocolate," and I have to admit, that
once in a while, a movie comes along, even one that I have
to read, that I totally love ("Panís Labyrinth"
comes to mind), and others not so much ("Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon"),
but watching a movie about cooking, sex, and love was okay
for a night of snuggling with my BFF.
A Movie/DVD Review
The basic story is this: Tita (Lumi Cavazos) loves Pedro
(Marco Leonardi). And as fate would have it, Pedro loves
Tita. The problem is that Titaís mom, Elena (Regina Torne)
has this weird family tradition that the youngest daughter
cannot get married, that her lot in life is to take care of
mom, so until mom dies, Tita will be Elenaís caregiver and
canít experience love.
But Titaís a girl, she wants to experience love, and
Pedro wants to be around Tita, so what does Pedro do? Well
he marries Titaís sister, of course, which only causes chaos
because how can the two of them keep their hands off of each
other? Then Tita finds that through cooking, well, she
can send her feelings into the food, so that at Pedroís
wedding, well, no one ends up happy, and at a separate dinner, well,
things get so crazy that her sister, Gertrudis (Claudette
Maille), becomes so sexually hot that she sets the outhouse
on fire and rides away with the, I think it was the Mexican
You would think things would get better for Tita when mom
finally kicks the bucket, but now Elenaís ghost haunts Tita,
especially as Tita is having romance with the good Dr. Brown
(Mario Ivan Martinez), but still really wants to have sex
I know, the movie sounds like total dudette-flickedness,
and for the most part it is, and sure, you do have to read
during the movie, but as the tragedy comes at the end, itís
also about love, and dudes, your dudette will probably love
it, you get some nudity, and there might be a minute you
wonder why the bed-sheet has a decorative hole in it.
Yes, I have to admit, I did like "Like Water for
Chocolate," even as I kidded with my BFF about how Elenaís
ghost could help set people on fire, but thatís just a cover
for my sentimental side seeing the selfish bitch that was
Elena, the selfish bitch that Titaís sister had become, and
how sometimes tragedy is the only way for love to survive.
Iíll be honest, I didnít hold on to my Netflix version of
the DVD long enough to see if the extras are worth the
purchase, but for a nice snuggle-up movie with your honey,
dudes, suck it up and snuggle with her on the couch. The
movie might make her frisky enough to pull out some hot
fudge, and well, the night wonít end when the TV gets turned
off. Itís 4 stars out of 5 for "Like Water for Chocolate,"
even if I did have to "read" the movie.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!