Consuming Passions

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Consuming Passions ★½ 1988 (R)

A ribald, food-obsessed English comedy about a young idiot who rises within the hierarchy of a chocolate company via murder. You'll never guess what the secret ingredient in his wonderful chocolate is. Based on a play by Michael Palin and Terry Jones (better known as part of the Monty Python troupe), the film is sometimes funny, more often gross, and takes a single joke far beyond its limit. 95m/C VHS . GB Vanessa Redgrave, Jonathan Pryce, Tyler Butterworth, Freddie Jones, Prunella Scales, Sammi Davis, Thora Hird, John Wells, William Rushton, Timothy West; D: Giles Foster; W: Michael Palin, Andrew Davies, Paul Zimmerman.