Consuming Passions DVD

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Consuming Passions DVD

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1988 UK Giles Foster, Freddie Jones, Jonathan Pryce, Tyler Butterworth, Vanessa Redgrave



  • Directed by Giles Foster
  • Starring Jonathan Pryce, Vanessa Redgrave, Tyler Butterworth, Freddie Jones
  • Written by Michael Palin, Terry Jones

Consuming Passions (1988) -- At his new job at Butterworth Chocolates, Mr. Farris accidentally knocks several workers into a mixing vat, the contents of which are then sent to market. When reviews of the company's new candy come back, they are overwhelmingly negative, except for the areas that received the 'special ingredient'. Farris soon finds himself assigned the task of obtaining more of the ingredient to satisfy the nation's sweet tooth. A great movie based on what should have been a very weak plot. Most American viewers will probably only recognize Jonathan Pryce and Vanessa Redgrave, but the rest of the cast do themselves proud.

The movie flows along reasonably enough; however, there are a few places where it drags and the ending seems a bit weak and ill contrived. I highly recommend this movie for anyone that needs a slightly sick comedy. It generally won't have you laughing (if it does you might need professional help), at least not out loud, but like a train wreck you just can't stop watching.

Consuming Passions DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 9/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.