Like Water for Chocolate has stayed with me since I first saw it in the early 90s. This dramatic, engrossing film follows Tita, a woman who is overcome with sadness when her family disapproves of her lover, Pedro. Brokenhearted, she responds by cooking elaborate feasts for her family. Cookingobsessively. Which, on the surface, would seem fine, even appreciated by those she fed. But her anguish is so intense that those who eat her dishes are infected with overwhelming despair and sorrow.