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AmyElliesMom's picture

Since we're all talking about movies, which are some of your favorite movies that featured food in an important way?

I just recently saw Chocolat with Juliette Binoche, and I really liked it.

I'm a cook; a chef does paperwork. Forget that!

 

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PeterDurand's picture

(post #43632, reply #1 of 41)

A favorite of mine: Big Night

edit: and a really old one.. Who is Killing all the Great Chefs of Europe?


Edited 6/3/2005 1:35 pm ET by PeterDurand

AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #43632, reply #3 of 41)

Oh - I remember wanting to see that when I was a kid, but I was too young. It's a farce, right? They don't have it on Netflix, though. How rude of them.

I'm a cook; a chef does paperwork. Forget that!

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

PeterDurand's picture

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I suspect that it is only out on VHS. And who has tape anymore? I will do some hunting.

 

Risottogirl's picture

(post #43632, reply #5 of 41)

Babette's Feast


Like Water for Chocolate


Tampopo


Mostly Martha


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #43632, reply #6 of 41)

Tampopo

one of my favorite movies of all times....

Thanks for reminding me -

meow's picture

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I loved Mostly Martha! I was just trying to remember the name of that movie so I could respond when I read your message.

OF course, Chocolat is up there. I can't think of any more.

 


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TracyK's picture

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Moonstruck! Maybe not technically a food movie, but lots of good foodie scenes.


 


 


 


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PeterDurand's picture

(post #43632, reply #9 of 41)

Not a Cher fan generally, but I LOVED Moonstruck.

 

TracyK's picture

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Me too... and I don't generally go wild for her in other things (movies or music).


Easily among my top five favorite movies in the world. She was so much prettier then, too. And I adore the rest of the cast... particularly Olympia Dukakis ("Old man, you give those dogs one more piece of my food, I'm gonna kick you till you're dead."


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Jean's picture

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I like Cher for some reason. Maybe her sheer audacity. The one that gives me the creeps is Nicholas Cage. But he was good in Moonstruck, and she was great in Mask.


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TracyK's picture

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I am not a huge Nicholas Cage fan, either, though I have enjoyed him in a few movies.


And I don't dislike Cher (in fact, If I Could Turn Back Time is actually one of my favorite karaoke songs!), I'm just not a huge fan. She's always entertaining to hear about, though.


Squirrels are just rats in cuter outfits.
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dlish's picture

(post #43632, reply #17 of 41)

Ha! You all are a hoot!

Loved Moonstruck. "Snap out of it! <slap>" Cher was much prettier then. I like Cher in anything. Just a quirk of mine. Yes, If I could Turn Back Time is a fun Karioke song of mine too. As are her disco-era hit "Take Me Home," and "Gypsies, Tramps & Theives." I like her because I can actually sing her -- lower voice.

Chocolate was such a great movie. The book had a much darker more mysterious tone though. Actually I have really enjoyed all Joanne Harris' books.

Big NIght was great too. I liked all the costumes and music! I've had a couple of Big Night-Style parties. Really fun!

I have to say, though Mostly Martha was Mostly boring. ;^)

Babette's feast was ok. Kinda slow. I remember it more because of the really great eclairs my friends and I were eating!

TracyK's picture

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No kidding, as I opened this post, "If I Could Turn Back Time" came on the radio. :-)

Squirrels are just rats in cuter outfits.
       -- Carrie Bradshaw

AmyElliesMom's picture

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Too spooky.

Cher is trying to communicate with you.

Fun factoid - Cher's ethnic background is Armenian, French and Cherokee.

My father is Cherokee and Armenia. If only Mom wasn't German...

I'm a cook; a chef does paperwork. Forget that!

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

Biscuits's picture

(post #43632, reply #20 of 41)

Liked Cocolat with Juliett Binoche very much.


But - I LOVED Eat, Drink, Man, Woman.  LOVED.  Great film.  And I'm not one for subtitles at all.  Hate them.  But this - brilliant.


Big Night was probably my second favorite.  Wonderful film.


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UncleDunc's picture

(post #43632, reply #23 of 41)

>> I LOVED Eat, Drink, Man, Woman.

You and I disagree on so many things it always pleases me when we do agree on something. This is my favorite food movie, too.

Biscuits's picture

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O-m-H!  It must be the end of the world!  (G) 


(FYI - OMH = Oh, my Heaven.  I'm making a huge effort to stop saying Oh, my G___ which I fell into the bad habit of doing)


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Trying to rise up one level in hell, right?



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That, too (G).  Actually, Max has picked it up, and I had to tell him he can't say it, and so NOW - I have to stop saying it, too. 

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Hagatha's picture

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Babette's Feast
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
American Cuisine
Eat This New York
Chocolat
Big Night

Tortilla Soup
(Hispanic remake of Eat, Drink, Man, Woman)
Woman On Top
Like Water For Chocolate
Pieces of April
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?


I never did consider Moonstruck a foodie movie but anything involving Italians makes one think of food. :)  Nick Cage owns a bakery, Vincent Gardenia woos Anita Gillette in a cafe, and of course, Olympia Dukakis' wonderful eggs in toast with roasted peppers made my mouth water.  The veal dinner reminded me of my childhood.

TracyK's picture

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Also-- Loretta cooks a steak for Ronny Camareri after she confronts him in the bakery ("You'll eat this one bloody to feed your blood."), there are the great scenes in Bobo's restaurant, the champagne with the sugar cube, etc.


Not a foodie movie, but lots of food. :-)


Squirrels are just rats in cuter outfits.
       -- Carrie Bradshaw

Pnut's picture

(post #43632, reply #37 of 41)

A recent movie...Spanglish (Adam Sandler) was a pretty good food movie--How could it be bad when you have Thomas Keller as a consultant?

dixie1's picture

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How could it be bad when you have Thomas Keller as a consultant?


Don't know how, but it managed. I thought it was a lousy movie.

zendo's picture

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Yes, Spanglish was a great movie.


Common territory Im a movie junkie.


You folks missed a huge one... Vatel.  Gerard Depardu, Uma Thermon.


Incredible! If you havent seen it you are in for a trill weather you like props, food, kitchens, or striking one liners.


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shywoodlandcreature's picture

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I like her audacity, too. I get the impression that she really doesn't take herself too seriously. I like heer better as an actress than as a singer. Loved her in Witches of Eastwick.





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AmyElliesMom's picture

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That was one of the first "grown up" movies my Mom and I watched together when I was a teenager.

As for non-food movies that have good food themes/scenes, what else is out there?

My Big Fat Greek Wedding had a lot of funny food moments.

I'm a cook; a chef does paperwork. Forget that!

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

KathiM's picture

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Wonderful movie-along with chocolate- my 2 favorites.

AmyElliesMom's picture

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Oh, I'd forgotten Mostly Martha. That was a really good movie.

I'm a cook; a chef does paperwork. Forget that!

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

pamilyn's picture

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Can someone tell me what Mostly Martha is about? Pamilyn

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Jean's picture

(post #43632, reply #33 of 41)

www.paramountclassics.com/martha/ 


Here you go. :)


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