Tuesday, November 27, 2007

dinner and a movie

This is a list of some of my favorite movies, and some of the reasons.

"Eat Drink Man Woman" such a wonderful movie, the visuals are superb. It's definitely a dinner and movie recommendation.Meaning you can't watch this movie, and not want to eat at the same time. The cooking scenes are sublime, as is the story.A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

"The Scent of Green Papaya" this movie, is rich in visuals, and not a lot of dialog, compared to how gorgeous it is to watch. Little things mean a lot in the world of 10-year-old Mui, a girl who's trained to be a house servant in 1950s Vietnam.

"Big Night" This movie, even my husband and my son enjoys. It has a great soundtrack,if you haven't heard of Louis Prima, you need to. The mouth watering scenes of the workings of the restaurant, it's sublime.This is another movie, to get take out and eat and watch.

"Babette's feast" this movie,is another thought provoking movie, and the cooking scenes are equally wonderful.This movie definitely gives you food for thought.

"Chocolat" this movie is wonderful, from beginning until end, the chocolate making is wonderful, and Johnny Depp is in it, need I say more.

"The Wedding Banquet" this movie, is fun and sweet and slice of life, it's about a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience,to satisfy his nagging parents, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

All of these movies are at Netflix, so get busy and add them to your queue, I think you will enjoy them.


Mrs. G. said...

I have only seen three of these movies so the rest are going on my Netflix Queue. I'm always looking for a new flick.

Marie said...

Wow, what a great list of food related movies! Thanks for the recommends. I have seen a few of them and loved them all. (East Drink Man Woman, Big Night, and Chocolate)

Another movie in this same genre would be Like Water For Chocolate with its magical realism and various unrequited (and requited) loves. Unabashedly sensuous.

Tracy said...

mrs. g it's always fun to turn people onto movies that you like , i look forward to hearing about them.

marie I remember that movie like water for chocolate, that's another good one.