Alfonso Arau's LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE proved a tremendous hit with American movie audiences, becoming the highest-grossing foreign-language feature ever released in the US.
Mexico, 1910. Tita (Lumi Cavazos) lives cursed by a cruel family tradition; as the youngest daughter, she is to take care of Mama Elena (Regina Torne) in her old age, and is forbidden to wed. Tita falls in love with Pedro (Marco Leonardi), and when Mama Elena refuses to let them marry, he agrees
to take older daughter Rosaura's (Yareli Arizmendi) hand, thinking he will at least be close to his true love. Forced to bake their wedding cake, Tita moistens the cake batter with her heartbroken ...