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recommend it, as I know it has substantial cuts from the original. I haven't been able
to find any more complete versions on video.
That said, I still found this a warm, funny, bittersweet, moving fable about three
sisters, their horrific mother and their lives and loves in early 20th century Mexico.
Feels epic in scope, despite only being 1:45 long. That does mean a few things get rushed,
and there are moments that edge into too cute. Perhaps that is the effect of the above mentioned
But for the most part, this mix of romance, cooking, melodrama, gentle satire
and magical realism works wonderfully well, and the constant use of food as a
metaphor for sex, and for life feels original and creative.
The central figure is the youngest daughter in a family with an abusive mother who wants what she wants and what the daughter wants be damned. Much of the film takes place in the kitchen which then as is now in many homes, the center of life. I love the sounds of food being prepared. And while the movie has a dark side i.e. jealousy and passionate sex with good and evil undertones, it also has rich cinema style and is one of those movies where you do not leave the room because you will miss a piece of the puzzle.
Is it a perfect movie? No. But it also isn't the empty head American type either. In fact while it is rich in many ways it is also very simple as well. A Yin Yang balance that for someone who wants a good movie that will whett ones intellectual appetite' as well as feed the eyes, is worth the money.
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Love this movie forbidden love that loves to the very endPublished 1 month ago by wendy garcia reyes
English sub-titled. Great for people who want to learn Mexican Spanish.Published 5 months ago by Mic
This is a movie I decided to buy based on some of the reviews here on the amazon sites. Well, I got a chance to watch it last night and as for a 'good movie' I didn't like it very... Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2013 by Duchess
The movie is in Spanish, with subtitles. While it is a love story, it has hilarious moments, as well. It's a period movie, set in Mexico. Read morePublished on June 23 2013 by Opinionated
I enjoyed this unusual love story just as much as I first saw it.
If you love a good love story then I would suggest to rent this movie first before buying it, just so... Read more
This DVD arrived in good time and in Excellent shape.I borrowed a friend's to watch first but wanted a copy to share with my family. Thank YouPublished on Dec 4 2011 by Jan Church
The story opens on a Mexican rancho in 1910, as Tita is being born. Her harsh mother proclaims that the girl will never marry, but will stay at home and care for her mother all her... Read morePublished on Dec 5 2008 by Kona
When I was in college, I majored in Fashion Merchandising Mgt., and as part of one of my Read/Writing WKSHP courses, I had to read this book. Read morePublished on June 24 2007 by Jenny
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