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Like Water For Chocolate Review


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Remember the furor in 1993 when Like Water for Chocolate hit American screens? It went on to be, at the time, one of the biggest foreign films ever, and nary a woman would be seen in public without a copy of Laura Esquivel's novel/cookbook under her arm.

Today, Chocolate seems virtually forgotten. Once-rising star Lumi Cavazos? Now faded into near-oblivion. Still, remembering the subtle power of the film and its, ahem, magic chef makes you realize this was a truly good flick for its time. On pure heart, Chocolate had a little bit for everybody. But what was it really all about? Damned if I can remember.

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