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Sumptuous - don't watch on an empty stomach!,
This review is from: Eat Drink Man Woman [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
This film is a real hidden gem - one that will appeal to both men and women. The twisty-turny plot revolves around a widower chef who is losing his sense of taste, and his three daughters, who at the beginning of the film are all single.
The first scene follows the chef as he prepares a Chinese banquet - it's absolutely stunning to watch the skill with which the food is made, and the beauty of the finished dishes. It turns out that this weekly meal is where the family catches up with each other, and where announcements are made.
I'll stop the synopsis there, as it's far better to just say that half the fun of this film is to watch as the plot unfolds - there were so many moments in this film where my partner and I both said "OH MY GOD!!!" because of some of the unexpected developments!
The acting is great, too - and easy to follow the nuances whilst reading the subtitles. I watched the film again immediately after finishing it, so that I could see the performances with the hindsight of knowing what each of them was hiding at the time.
- LOVELY FOOD almost constantly throughout
- Universal appeal
- Great plot and character development
the only tiny minus point is that the translation from Mandarin is a bit basic at times, but this won't spoil the enjoyment in the slightest.
If you're looking for a feelgood film with plenty of funny bits as well as romance and drama, this is really the film for you. I Loved it to pieces!
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