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Like Water for Chocolate
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Starring: Lumi Cavazos, Marco Leanardi, Regina Torne, Claudette Maille, Mario Ivan Martinez
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Miramax
Distributed By: Miramax
Kiddie Movie: Oh, no.
Date Movie: It might make both of you frisky.
Gratuitous Sex: There is, and nudity, too.
Gratuitous Violence: Fire, fire, fire, and sadly women raped.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: There are a few chuckles.
Memorable Scene: "Mom" causing a fire.
Memorable Quote: Nah.
Directed By: Alfonso Arau

Cool Things About the DVD

Anything Else! 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.

Like Water
for Chocolate

A Movie/DVD Review

 

DVD Rated - R

It's 1:45 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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.

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 army.

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 with Pedro.

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!! L8R!!!

 

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