The Movie of the Day series will be back on Wednesday with Mother's Day movies for the rest of the week, but here's a quick one for Cinco de Mayo. This is a holiday that's often mistaken for Mexico's Independence Day, which it is not, and frankly, this holiday is celebrated more in the U.S. than in Mexico, but for a film recommendation, I point you towards Like Water For Chocolate, one of the most popular Mexican films of all time. This is a dizzyingly romantic and magical movie, that combines love of cooking with the magic realism genre so celebrated in Latin America. Based on the novel by Laura Esquivel, it became one of the biggest foreign language hits in America ever at the time of its release, and it's one of those movies I really can't imagine anyone not liking.
I couldn't find a subtitled trailer for this one, so here's a clip from the beginning of the movie instead: