Like Water for Chocolate

1992 R PT1H45M DVD

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Like Water for Chocolate

1992 R PT1H45M DVD
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Passionate Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is in love with Pedro (Marco Leonardi), but her controlling mother (Regina Torné) forbids her from marrying him. So when Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking -- and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares. A feast for the senses, this magical romance from director Alfonso Arau was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe.
Format
DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
No
Audio
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
CC
No
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is a mature and sensual movie. While not sexually explicit, sexual desire and threats of infidelity drive the entire film. It also includes a rather abusive (both physically and emotionally) mother/daughter relationship.

Sexual Content

Constant sense of sexual tension, some overt moments of eroticism (but tasteful), male and female frontal nudity, and multiple instances of childbirth

Violence

The mother abuses her youngest daughter both physically and emotionally, attempted rape occurs, and someone catches on fire.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

While the film shows great passion and some very strong women, it also portrays a constant presence of infidelity on the part of both men and women.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasional drinking with meals and during rabblerousing by revolutionaries.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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