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Like Water for Chocolate (Drury @ The Moxie)

  • Starring: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné
  • Director: Alfonso Arau
  • Genre(s): Drama, Romance
  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Rating: R
  • Running Time: 105 min.

Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty.

This series is made possible by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council.

Like Water for Chocolate (1992): Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquival, this internationally popular romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young woman who discovers that her cooking has magical effects.

Drury University professor Dr. Elizabeth Nichols will lead a post show discussion after the film.

"A glazed romantic-erotic fantasy that celebrates the intermingled powers of love, imagination, and food. "
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Like Water for Chocolate creates its own intense world of passion and romance, and adds a little comedy and a lot of quail, garlic, honey, chiles, mole, cilantro, rose petals and corn meal. "
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"One of the best films to come out of Mexico in years, Like Water for Chocolate possesses an almost ethereal, undeniably erotic quality. For those with a penchant for offbeat, quirky, and subtly emotive films, this one is a treat. "
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews