Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Food Movies

Chocolat is one of those hidden gems that is maybe not so hidden. I fell in love with this movie when I saw it in college and it is such a warming story. Plus, I want to eat the hot chocolate out of the mug.

Like Water for chocolate is another fantastic movie with food as the running theme. I have actually only seen this movie once, but I remember how colorful it was. I also remember it was kind of sad. Plus, as an added bonus there is some knitting going on in this movie. Well the knitting lasts for a "long time". (drum symbol crash) Yeah, if you've seen it you know what I mean. What's nice about this movie is that it has a book counterpart. I have no read it, but as always, read the book because there are probably details in it that make it amazing that the movie just can't capture.

Eat Drink Man Woman is one of my favorites. I have no idea why I don't own this on DVD yet. The whole story is centered around food and family. The food that the family cooks for a Sunday dinner is BEAUTIFUL. It makes me so hungry and I cannot imagine the amount of labor that goes into those meals. There is a lot of attention to detail in this film as well which is always something I look for.

Waitress needs no introduction. I already mentioned that this is a wonderful movie, but I wish I had half the genius that the woman in this movie has with pies. Plus, it makes me want dessert really badly. I just never knew there was so man different kinds of pies.

The Secret of the Green Papaya is a Korean movie with very little dialogue. In fact, I think there is very little going on. From what I remember of it there isn't that much cooking and the green papayas don't actually make an appearance until the last 5 minutes of the movie. They have no bearing on the plot, but check it out anyway. The main character does a lot of serving of food so it could fall into this genre.

Why are they all mostly about desserts? Regardless, they are all delectable. These definitely make me want to eat locally more often, too. :)


Katie said...

Seriously? Now I'm hungry. And I just had breakfast. Thanks Buddy.

Anonymous said...

you have good taste. ha ha see what I did there? I've seen all those movies and have posters of two of them. awesome! ~kk