In which I attempt to watch every film in The Criterion Collection and end up watching a lot that aren't. Click here for the rating system.


Like Water for Chocolate

"Like watery chocolate."

Mythically complex story of a daughter's forbidden love and rebellion against her mother. I vaguely remember this movie from my school days (we never actually saw it, but it was on the schedule for our Spanish class). What I don't understand is why they would let 16 year olds watch it. It's a bit racy for teenagers. It's also patchy as a story. There is a disconnectedness that feels jumpy. The full story is probably more clearly told in the book by Laura Esquivel. 105 minutes long.

Favorite Moments: When she tells off her lover for not kidnapping her.


Blogger Worldgineer said...

Too bad you didn't like the movie. The book was somewhat good.

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