Retreview: The Power Of Cooking Whilst Horny

Like Water For Chocolate  is the 1992 movie adaptation of the 1989 novel by Laura Esquivel, which centers around the like of Tita who has been forbidden to marry Perdro, the man that she loves.

Acting as the cook of her household, and being the youngest daughter, Tita is expected to never marry and to take care of her mother until she one day passes away.

When Pedro realises that he may not be able to spend the rest of his life with Tita, he comes up with the ingenious plan to get round this speed-hump; marry Tita’s sister instead.

The emotional journey this sets Tita on influences the way she cooks, with the food she makes inflicting an emotional response on the people who eats it.

For example, Tita’s mother cruelly makes her prepare the wedding cake for her sister and Pedro’s wedding, and as she is very depressed at the time of baking the cake the whole wedding party falls into a fit of depression, crying as they eat their cake.

But the flip side is, when Pedro gets her blood pumping before she cooks a meal (as mentioned in the title of this review), Tita’s cooking makes everyone horny.

There is a magic to this film, adding an extra layer to the drama of the movie. Tita’s emotions are powerful enough to be transferred to others through the food she cooks, which shakes up the nature of their household.

One of Tita’s sisters after eating the horny dish, runs off to the shower to masturbate and ends up riding off naked into the distance on a rebel’s lap.

 

The film really is a simple forbidden love story, with fantasy elements which complicate things further for the characters.

Whether it be a spiteful ghost setting a man on fire, or a deadly case of the farts, there is always something there to add a little bit more to this drama and make it all that much more worth it to watch.

Also, in related news, reports of a TV adaptation of Like Water For Chocolate have been popping up around the place.

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