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mizzdee May 21, 2012 06:24 PM

Post anything!! Just as long as it is food related..in any way..

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  1. Bill Hunt RE: mizzdee May 21, 2012 06:31 PM

    Well, you stole my idea, but it was "wine-related," but essentially the same. I wondered WHERE that post would be best.

    Since you started it, here are my two favorite "wine (food?) related" movies:

    "Sideways"
    "Bottle Shock"

    Honorable mention: "This Earth is Mine."

    Hunt

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      Veggo RE: Bill Hunt May 21, 2012 08:01 PM

      Companion films "Jean de Florette" and "Manon of the Spring". Wine related, you would enjoy them, Bill.

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        MRS RE: Veggo May 22, 2012 12:14 PM

        Agree!

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          grangie angie RE: Veggo May 22, 2012 12:40 PM

          Veggo,Absolutely second this.....fantastic films....what a story!!!!!

          Enough said!
          BUT....you MUST watch "Jean de Florette" first,then "Manon of the Spring" second!

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          Mutch2Do RE: Bill Hunt May 21, 2012 09:13 PM

          I second "Sideways". The clip where Paul Giamatti's character asks Thomas Church' "Are you chewing GUM?" when they're at the wine tasting.

          I also enjoyed "A Good Year" with Russell Crowe.

          I'll have to look into Bottle Shock and This Earth is Mine.

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            Robin Joy RE: Mutch2Do May 22, 2012 11:54 AM

            Russell Crowe? Aren't most of his performances wine related?

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            FoodChic RE: Bill Hunt May 23, 2012 10:08 AM

            Love, love, love "Bottle Shock!"

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              magic RE: Bill Hunt Jan 16, 2014 10:02 AM

              I've heard The Hitching Post II, featured in Sideways, is quite real and quite good. Anyone been?

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                kevin RE: magic Jan 16, 2014 10:11 AM

                Yeah,

                I like it a lot.

                It may be touristy, but it's still quite good.

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                  magic RE: kevin Jan 16, 2014 10:12 AM

                  I will go one day. Most definitely. Thank you, kevin.

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                    kevin RE: magic Jan 16, 2014 10:15 AM

                    Oh, and I much prefer II over 1.

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                      magic RE: kevin Jan 16, 2014 10:17 AM

                      Good to know.

                      II was the only one on my radar, so II it shall stay.

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              zzDan RE: mizzdee May 21, 2012 06:37 PM

              Eat Drink Man Woman
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eat_Drin...

              The story is good and the visuals are very good

              1. pikawicca RE: mizzdee May 21, 2012 06:46 PM

                "Tom Jones." That one scene is total food porn (and hysterically funny).

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                  Bill Hunt RE: pikawicca May 21, 2012 07:12 PM

                  Good one! Had not though of the "oyster scene" in decades.

                  Hunt

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                    Linda VH RE: pikawicca May 22, 2012 03:24 AM

                    As soon as I saw the title I said - TOM JONES!!!

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                    calliope_nh RE: mizzdee May 21, 2012 07:36 PM

                    Ratatouille and Tortillia Soup

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                      ricepad RE: calliope_nh Jan 13, 2014 12:56 PM

                      Agree on "Tortilla Soup". When I first saw it, I thought it was kinda cute but nothing special, but in the couple of years since, I find scenes from the movie popping into my head at the most unusual times, but always pleasantly so. From the food to the close relationships of the family to the sibling squabbling, it's just a sweet, sweet movie. I especially love that, while it's definitely got an ethnic setting, it doesn't pander to any ethnic stereotypes.

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                        512window RE: ricepad Jan 13, 2014 03:43 PM

                        You know that's a remake of Eat Drink Man Woman directed by Ang Lee. You should check out the original to see if you have the same reaction.

                        Sweeney Todd!

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                          ricepad RE: 512window Jan 13, 2014 05:11 PM

                          Yeah, I know…haven't gotten around to it yet, tho…on my list!

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                            MamasCooking RE: ricepad Jan 17, 2014 09:54 PM

                            The knife/cleaver skills of the master chef whose hands were filmed in Eat Drink Man Woman are magnificent. Every food scene in that film is extraordinary .Ang Lee knows how to make movies.

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                      sydthekyd RE: mizzdee May 21, 2012 07:47 PM

                      Like Water for Chocolate.

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                        sydthekyd RE: sydthekyd May 21, 2012 07:49 PM

                        Babette's Feast.

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                          UTgal RE: sydthekyd Dec 20, 2013 01:13 PM

                          I love that movie!

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                          ferventfoodie RE: sydthekyd May 22, 2012 07:49 AM

                          ditto

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                            sandylc RE: ferventfoodie May 29, 2012 02:06 PM

                            Yes.

                        3. DuchessNukem RE: mizzdee May 21, 2012 08:23 PM

                          Eating Raoul

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                            Robin Joy RE: DuchessNukem May 22, 2012 11:55 AM

                            What a top movie.

                          2. Mutch2Do RE: mizzdee May 21, 2012 08:59 PM

                            I love the food scenes in Soul Food! Anyone remember that one scene in 9-to-5 where the ladies raid the fridge? Cracks me up every time I watch it.

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                              melpy RE: Mutch2Do May 22, 2012 01:14 PM

                              I want the BBQ Dolly eats!

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                              d8200 RE: mizzdee May 21, 2012 09:12 PM

                              I was browsing the On Demand free movies one night and caught a German flick called "Soul Kitchen." Great film. The main character owns a crappy diner but happens to be dining out with his girlfriend at a trendy, high-end restaurant when he sees the chef get fired (for publicly berating a customer who asked for his gazpacho to be served hot). The diner owner hires the hotshot chef to run his restaurant and they revamp the menu and decor into a small plate hipster hangout. Things started slowly, but they eventually become the new "it" place in town, then have to deal with all the positives and negatives that come with running a successful restaurant business.

                              There isn't a lot of food porn, but if you enjoy the restaurant industry and don't mind subtitles (or can speak German) it's a great movie.

                              1. thirtyeyes RE: mizzdee May 21, 2012 09:17 PM

                                Tampopo
                                2nd for...Eat Drink, Man Woman
                                Supersize Me
                                The Meaning of Life
                                Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

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                                  sydthekyd RE: mizzdee May 21, 2012 09:20 PM

                                  Big Night.

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                                    2roadsdiverge RE: sydthekyd May 22, 2012 11:57 AM

                                    Such a great movie. The final wordless scene where one brother cooks a perfect omelet for another is so beautiful. (check it out on YouTube). I also love the scene where the chef refuses to accommodate a patrons request (don't want to spoil anything).

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                                      magic RE: 2roadsdiverge Jan 16, 2014 10:03 AM

                                      "Eees so good.... you have to.... kill yourself!!!!"

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                                        mbfant RE: 2roadsdiverge Jul 3, 2014 06:30 AM

                                        sorry -- trying to delete this post since I realized was repeating myself, but I don't know how to delete ...

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                                        grangie angie RE: sydthekyd May 22, 2012 12:43 PM

                                        YES....the Big Night also.

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                                          debbiel RE: sydthekyd Dec 19, 2013 09:36 AM

                                          Always gets my vote as best food movie. And ditto on 2roadsdiverge's comment about the omelet scene.

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                                            rmarisco RE: sydthekyd Jan 13, 2014 07:55 AM

                                            just saw tampopo again - didn't hold up in my estimation.

                                            still love big night. "hot-ta dog"

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                                            beevod RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 08:02 AM

                                            La Grande Bouffe.

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                                              Motosport RE: beevod May 22, 2012 08:32 AM

                                              Ditto on Le Grande Bouffe!!

                                            2. Motosport RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 08:31 AM

                                              The Big Night is my all time favorite!!
                                              Just saw Love's Kitchen. Great movie about food and love.
                                              And of course Fatso!!

                                              1. njmarshall55 RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 09:02 AM

                                                Fatso (w/Dom DeLuise) and Big Night.

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                                                  grangie angie RE: njmarshall55 May 22, 2012 12:44 PM

                                                  OH....forgot about Fatso....hysterical scene in the car with the Chinese take-out food!

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                                                    melpy RE: grangie angie May 22, 2012 01:34 PM

                                                    You forgot! Love it all :)

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                                                      njmarshall55 RE: grangie angie May 22, 2012 02:29 PM

                                                      I still roar at his visit to the "Diet Doctor" and my fave line of the whole movie..."OK...everybody stop trottin'"

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                                                        Motosport RE: njmarshall55 May 22, 2012 02:33 PM

                                                        "YOU ATE THE ...ONY!!"

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                                                    truman RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 09:17 AM

                                                    +1 for Bottle Shock. (Netflix had it stream-able when I saw it last year.)
                                                    Chocolat - speaking of food (chocolate) porn...

                                                    And it's not a food movie, but what about the lunch scene in The Breakfast Club? Anyone remember Ally Sheedy's sandwich of Pixi Sticks and Cap'n Crunch?

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                                                      Mutch2Do RE: truman May 22, 2012 04:27 PM

                                                      OMG yes.....Pixi Sticks and Cap'n Crunch. I could feel myself getting cavities watching her make and then bite into that thing. GAH!

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                                                      jhopp217 RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 09:24 AM

                                                      Big Night is great and knowing Tucci's love of fine dining and wine makes it even more special, but strictly speaking about great movies, Julie & Julia is hands down the best food movie. The food is a supporting actor in this masterpiece and the final scene, is not only poignant, but hilarious.

                                                      Honorable mention goes to Chocolat & Babette's Feast

                                                      The best food scene in a movie that has nothing to do with food, would have to be 9 1/2 weeks. Although, I do have to say, the baby corn scene in Big was pretty great too.

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                                                        vday RE: jhopp217 May 22, 2012 12:01 PM

                                                        Definitely Chocolat!!

                                                        Such a beautiful sumptuous performance from all involved . . .

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                                                          sandylc RE: vday May 29, 2012 02:11 PM

                                                          Loved this one.

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                                                        wakondatch RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 09:35 AM

                                                        Dinner Rush
                                                        Pieces of April

                                                        1. Llamalicious RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 10:39 AM

                                                          Since I'm a 90's kid I would have to say Good Burger! I also love Chocolat :)

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                                                            khh1138 RE: Llamalicious May 30, 2012 11:07 AM

                                                            Heh, my husband and I love to quote Good Burger to each other. "Welcome to GoodBurger, home of the GoodBurger" "You bring your own sauce? -- Doesn't everyone?" (especially the last one when we couldn't get a burger with thousand island dressing while we were living in Princeton instead of LA)

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                                                            Bkeats RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 11:10 AM

                                                            The Big Night
                                                            Tampopo
                                                            Le Grand Chef Kimchi Battle
                                                            Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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                                                              valerie RE: Bkeats May 22, 2012 07:55 PM

                                                              We also liked Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

                                                              And one of my favorite movie scene(s) was in "Defending Your Life" with Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep.

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                                                                magic RE: valerie Jan 16, 2014 10:10 AM

                                                                +2 for Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

                                                            2. SweetPhyl RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 12:26 PM

                                                              Big Night and Babette's Feast--both classics and both guaranteed to stimulate your appetite! Of course, the wino in me loves Sideways.

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                                                                Ottojr RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 12:54 PM

                                                                I loved the movie 'Tortilla Soup'. I get hungry when I watch it.

                                                                1. wolfe RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 01:08 PM

                                                                  Bambi meets Godzilla
                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RopV-A...
                                                                  http://www.amazon.com/The-Original-Ro...

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                                                                    Querencia RE: wolfe May 22, 2012 07:05 PM

                                                                    Wolfe: LOL. Your name works too.

                                                                  2. tcamp RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 04:41 PM

                                                                    Today's Special, streaming on Netflix.

                                                                    1. gaffk RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 04:54 PM

                                                                      Agree with a lot of the faves so far. But want to add one in current release: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It's not a movie about food, per se. But the reaction to/adjustment of senior Brits to food in India is hilarious and is intertwined throughout the movie. From the residents who embrace it to the ones who won't eat it, you can tell who will thrive and who will not by their reaction to the food.

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                                                                        pikawicca RE: gaffk May 27, 2012 06:24 AM

                                                                        Went to see this yesterday, based on your rec. Loved it! Thank you.

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                                                                          gaffk RE: pikawicca May 27, 2012 07:18 PM

                                                                          It was so freaking funny I actually saw it again yesterday (friends wanted to see it and I wasn't going to veto the choice).

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                                                                          Bacardi1 RE: gaffk May 27, 2012 06:38 AM

                                                                          You know what's funny about that, is that according to a book on the history of Indian food in the UK that I recently read, Indian food - curries in particular - are second in both popularity & volume of consumption only to India itself!!

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                                                                            gaffk RE: Bacardi1 May 27, 2012 05:44 PM

                                                                            I believe that. But most of these elderly Brits were not the most adventurous--they were retiring in India because they could not afford retirement in the UK. (That was the best conceit of the movie--the hotel owner was outsourcing old age. There are a lot of countries, not just the UK, that don't like the elderly ;)

                                                                        3. mbfant RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 09:40 PM

                                                                          Best food scene in a masterpiece of a nonfood movie: Big Deal on Madonna Street (I soliti ignoti). Will say no more.
                                                                          Also Tom Jones.
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                                                                          It's Complicated
                                                                          Eat Drink Man Woman
                                                                          Babette

                                                                          I am probably the only person in the world who was irked by Big Night, despite the great actors. The brothers' Italian accents were really American, thus lost credibility. And, given their purism, that timpano and the seafoodless seafood risotto were unlikely to come out of the same kitchen.

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                                                                            wewwew RE: mbfant Aug 5, 2012 02:51 PM

                                                                            "Best food scene in a masterpiece of a nonfood movie: Big Deal on Madonna Street (I soliti ignoti). Will say no more."

                                                                            Maybe a word or two is needed. I've searched CH and could find no other mention of Big Deal (if my search is off goodhealthgourmet, our resident film archivist can correct me) on any of the many movie food threads. My guess is that it is the oldest film mentioned and one of the few that has only one mention, most having multiple recs.
                                                                            There is nothing like pasta from the fridge with co workers after a job well done.

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                                                                              mbfant RE: wewwew Jul 3, 2014 06:36 AM

                                                                              You've said enough! Don't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it!

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                                                                              magic RE: mbfant Jan 16, 2014 09:59 AM

                                                                              +1 for It's Complicated - a real foodie gem, under the radar.

                                                                            3. emglow101 RE: mizzdee May 22, 2012 10:12 PM

                                                                              Julia & Julia
                                                                              Mid - August Lunch ( Italian / with subtitles)
                                                                              Blood Into Wine ( documentary)

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                                                                                Leonardo RE: emglow101 May 22, 2012 10:46 PM

                                                                                I Like Killing Flies.

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                                                                                  bobbert RE: Leonardo May 23, 2012 03:54 AM

                                                                                  My all time favorite food movie.

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                                                                                    wolfe RE: bobbert May 23, 2012 06:49 AM

                                                                                    Renfield agrees with you.

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                                                                                    kevin RE: Leonardo Jan 16, 2014 10:04 AM

                                                                                    That's the Shopsin movie, right ?????

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                                                                                      magic RE: kevin Jan 16, 2014 10:07 AM

                                                                                      Yupper.

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                                                                                      magic RE: Leonardo Mar 9, 2014 11:43 AM

                                                                                      Finally saw this.

                                                                                      Not only is this an outstanding food movie, it's a great documentary in general.

                                                                                  3. rayrayray RE: mizzdee May 23, 2012 06:50 AM

                                                                                    Soylent Green

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                                                                                      wolfe RE: rayrayray May 23, 2012 08:05 AM

                                                                                      Hurray rayrayray.

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                                                                                      MonMauler RE: mizzdee May 23, 2012 09:21 AM

                                                                                      Definitely not a food movie, but a Legendary movie nonetheless. One of the greatest food-related scenes in cinema history:

                                                                                      Pulp Fiction:

                                                                                      Jules: Looks like me and Vincent caught you boys at breakfast. Sorry about that. Whatcha having?

                                                                                      Brett: Hamburgers

                                                                                      Jules: Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. What kind of hamburgers?

                                                                                      Brett: Ch-cheeseburgers.

                                                                                      Jules: No, no, no, where'd you get 'em, McDonald's? Wendy's? Jack in the Box? Where?

                                                                                      Brett: Big Kahuna Burger.

                                                                                      Jules: Big Kahuna Burger. That's that Hawaiian burger joint. I hear they got some tasty burgers. I ain't never had one myself. How are they?

                                                                                      Brett: They're good.

                                                                                      Jules: Mind if I try one of yours? This is yours, here, right?

                                                                                      [Picks up burger and takes a bite.]

                                                                                      Jules: Mmm-mmmm. That is a tasty burger. Vincent, ever have a Big Kahuna Burger?

                                                                                      [Vincent shakes his head.]

                                                                                      Jules: Wanna bite? They're real tasty.

                                                                                      Vincent: Ain't hungry.

                                                                                      Jules: Well, if you like burgers give 'em a try sometime. I can't usually get 'em myself because my girlfriend's a vegetarian, which pretty much makes me a vegetarian. But I do love the taste of a good burger. Mm-mm-mm. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?

                                                                                      Brett: No.

                                                                                      Jules: Tell 'em, Vincent.

                                                                                      Vincent: A Royale with cheese.

                                                                                      Jules: A Royale with cheese! You know why they call it that?

                                                                                      Brett: Because of the metric system?

                                                                                      Jules: Check out the big brain on Brett! You're a smart mf'er. That's right, the metric system. What's in this?

                                                                                      Brett: Sprite.

                                                                                      Jules: Sprite, good. You mind if I have some of your tasty beverage to wash this down?

                                                                                      Brett: Go right ahead.

                                                                                      Jules: Ahhh, hit the spot.

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                                                                                        MonMauler RE: MonMauler May 23, 2012 09:26 AM

                                                                                        And, of course, who could forget The Big Lebowski:

                                                                                        Walter: He lives in North Hollywood, on Radford, near the In-and-Out Burger.
                                                                                        Dude: The In-and-Out Burger is on Camrose.
                                                                                        Walter: Near the In-and-Out Burger.
                                                                                        Donny: Those are good burgers, Walter.
                                                                                        Walter: Shut the F up, Donny.
                                                                                        ...
                                                                                        Donny: We'll be near the In-and-Out Burger.
                                                                                        Walter: Shut the F up, Donny. We'll, uh, brace the kid -- he'll be a pushover. We'll get that F'ing money, if he hasn't spent it already. Million F'ing clams. And yes, we'll be near the uh -- some burgers, some beers, a few laughs. Our F'ing troubles are over, Donny.

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                                                                                          Mutch2Do RE: MonMauler May 23, 2012 02:52 PM

                                                                                          Classics!

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                                                                                            d8200 RE: MonMauler May 25, 2012 11:01 AM

                                                                                            That scene where they're driving in the Dude's car with the smashed out windshield silently eating In-N-Out burgers cracks me up every time.

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                                                                                          latindancer RE: mizzdee May 23, 2012 09:53 AM

                                                                                          Goodbye Columbus...

                                                                                          The buffet scene.

                                                                                          1. wolfe RE: mizzdee May 23, 2012 11:49 AM

                                                                                            Additional suggestions from my friends, Delicatessen and Sweeney Todd. What can you do if your friends are the Addams Family?

                                                                                            1. Bacardi1 RE: mizzdee May 23, 2012 12:03 PM

                                                                                              I don't have any favorite 100% "food" movies, but as for movies with favorite food "scenes":

                                                                                              "Tom Jones" (of course!)

                                                                                              "My Favorite Year" (when they're all at "Benjie's" mother's house for dinner & complementing her Filipino husband re: his stew, until he discloses the secret ingredient - parrot.)

                                                                                              "Goodfellas" (LOVE the scene where Paul Sorvino is slicing the garlic with a razor blade while in prison, as well as Ray Liotta's final family dinner (a pile of paper-thin veal cutlets fried up as an appetizer!))

                                                                                              "The Godfather" ("Fat Clemenza" showing "Michael" how to make sauce for a crowd - lol! - as well as "Fat Clemenza's" famous line after killing "Paulie" - "Leave the gun; take the cannoli".)

                                                                                              Re: the latter, Anthony Bourdain did a funny take on that in his "New Jersey" episode, where he was the one getting whacked, & Mario Batali did the gun/cannoli line.

                                                                                              I'm sure there are others that are just escaping me at the moment.

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                                                                                                Crockett67 RE: Bacardi1 Aug 1, 2012 05:04 PM

                                                                                                +1 On the Godfather, even mentioning it makes me crave spaghetti!

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                                                                                                  magic RE: Bacardi1 Jan 16, 2014 09:56 AM

                                                                                                  Definitely Goodfellas, yes.

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                                                                                                  meagan RE: mizzdee May 27, 2012 07:07 PM

                                                                                                  Moonstruck with Cher and Nicholas Cage. I have seen that movie a dozen times just to look at the food.There is so much wonderful food in that movie! Aside from the bread bakery scenes, there is a great scene near the end. Olympia Dukakis cracks an egg over a piece of bread sizzling on the stove, then lays strips of red pepper on top. You can smell it cooking! ( well, I can anyway).

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                                                                                                    Bacardi1 RE: meagan May 28, 2012 06:38 AM

                                                                                                    Definitely!!! I also love that Dukakis with the egg/toast scene - particularly because it brings back fond memories of my mother, who used to enjoy the same thing for breakfast.

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                                                                                                      jhopp217 RE: meagan May 28, 2012 06:40 PM

                                                                                                      Good Call with Moonstruck. I also always felt a personal attachment to that film, because the Bakeri, Cammareri's was the bakery my parents went for all their bread in the 70's and early 80's. The two ladies behind the counter were actually in the movie.

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                                                                                                        Crockett67 RE: meagan Aug 1, 2012 05:05 PM

                                                                                                        For me it's the steak and egg scene. Don't know why it sticks but any time I make it I think of it.

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                                                                                                        ctfoodguy RE: mizzdee May 28, 2012 06:59 AM

                                                                                                        Goodfellows ia a great food movies as are Julie & Julia and Big Night

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                                                                                                          Bacardi1 RE: ctfoodguy May 29, 2012 05:14 AM

                                                                                                          How could I have left out "Julie & Julia"?!? That was a terrific movie - Meryl Streep was so good as Julia Child.

                                                                                                        2. dbrodbeck RE: mizzdee May 28, 2012 06:51 PM

                                                                                                          I quite liked The Ramen Girl.

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                                                                                                            RosePearl RE: mizzdee May 30, 2012 04:27 AM

                                                                                                            Chocolat. Watched it during matinee. 12 screen theater. Had to strain to hear it over some war movie next door, screams and explosions galore.

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                                                                                                              Jotalandim RE: mizzdee May 30, 2012 05:23 AM

                                                                                                              I liked "Bella Martha", specially for the italian sous-chef character, but found the american remake "No Reservations" pretty bad.
                                                                                                              And yeah, "Babette'sFeast" and "Tampopo" are all time favorites.
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                                                                                                              ok, I liked "Ramen Girl" too :)

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                                                                                                                breadchick RE: Jotalandim Dec 26, 2013 03:31 PM

                                                                                                                I saw that movie, but it was called "Mostly Martha" - must have been renamed? The remake was okay, nothing special.

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                                                                                                                  magic RE: Jotalandim Jan 16, 2014 09:57 AM

                                                                                                                  I kinda liked No Reservations :)

                                                                                                                2. khh1138 RE: mizzdee May 30, 2012 11:10 AM

                                                                                                                  I'm grateful to "Amelie" for teaching me that those delectable bits on the back of the chicken are called "oysters." No one but me seems to care about them, and that bit of the movie gave me such delight.

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                                                                                                                    Christina D RE: mizzdee May 30, 2012 11:41 AM

                                                                                                                    My first thought was Like Water for Chocolate and I agree with Julie & Julia. My favorite, though, has to be Ratatouille.

                                                                                                                    "He's ruining the soup!"

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                                                                                                                      Bacardi1 RE: Christina D May 31, 2012 05:23 AM

                                                                                                                      Isn't "Ratatouille" adorable?!? My husband bought the dvd for me because I not only adore cooking & food, but also used to have pet rats & adored them as well. I loved the beautiful presentation (albeit cartoon) of the ratatouille the rat makes, & the food critic's (voice done by Peter O'Toole) expression & memories when he takes his first bite.

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                                                                                                                        Christina D RE: Bacardi1 Jun 6, 2012 07:34 PM

                                                                                                                        Did you ever see "The Tudors"? Peter O'Toole played the Pope and every time he spoke, all I could hear was Anton Ego!

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                                                                                                                          Kholvaitar RE: Christina D Dec 18, 2013 06:40 AM

                                                                                                                          R.I.P.

                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                      INDIANRIVERFL RE: mizzdee May 30, 2012 12:02 PM

                                                                                                                      Days of Wine and Roses.

                                                                                                                      The fatal glass of beer with W. C. Fields

                                                                                                                      The Gold Rush with Charlie Chaplin.

                                                                                                                      Thanks to way too many channels at my sister's house, the films Tampopo and Babette's Feast.

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                                                                                                                        melpy RE: INDIANRIVERFL Jun 6, 2012 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                        My sister and I were forced to watch Days of Wine and Roses as kids once. I don't think we even say through the whole thing but were never forgot the beginning and used to turn to eachother an yell out "peanut brittle? Peanut brittle?!!!" in that cackling voice the woman did for years afterwards. Not sure my sister who was quite little even knows what movie it's from honestly.

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                                                                                                                          Bacardi1 RE: melpy Jun 6, 2012 11:32 AM

                                                                                                                          I don't remember any mention of Peanut Brittle in "Days of Wind and Roses". In fact, I don't remember any mention of food at all.

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                                                                                                                            melpy RE: Bacardi1 Jun 6, 2012 11:45 AM

                                                                                                                            At the beginning doesn't someone go to the office and bring a woman peanut brittle and she talks about how you are supposed to bring a woman chocolate and laughs that anyone would think to bring peanut brittle?

                                                                                                                            I don't know about food but plenty of drink, like the gateway drink brandy Alexander.

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                                                                                                                              2roadsdiverge RE: melpy Jun 6, 2012 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                              Yeah, Jack Lemmon visits Lee Remick at her office in his attempt to get her to agree to a date. As she repeatedly denies his advances he keeps offering her and her co-workers peanut brittle from a box he brought.

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                                                                                                                                Bacardi1 RE: 2roadsdiverge Jun 7, 2012 07:31 AM

                                                                                                                                Oh goodness - you're talking about that 60-second blip about peanut brittle at the beginning of the movie??? No wonder I didn't remember it. I don't think they even showed the peanut brittle.

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                                                                                                                                  melpy RE: Bacardi1 Jun 7, 2012 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                                  We only saw it once and I don't think we finished it but that scene was extremely memorable for two kids. We were probably 10 and 7.

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                                                                                                                        thymeoz RE: mizzdee Jun 6, 2012 11:39 AM

                                                                                                                        Pieces of April -- a hilarious Thanksgiving movie.

                                                                                                                        1. suzigirl RE: mizzdee Jun 6, 2012 11:48 AM

                                                                                                                          Okay, everyone is mentioning all these fancy movies so forgive me. I love this goofy ass movie I saw super late one night I couldn't sleep. Simply Irresistable. One of my favorite songs plays in that movie. Once in a blue moon by Sidney Forrest
                                                                                                                          Also Fatso. Who doesn't love that movie?

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                                                                                                                            INDIANRIVERFL RE: mizzdee Jun 6, 2012 01:06 PM

                                                                                                                            Pardon the brain fart, but I just remembered a favorite seen every New Years Eve in Germany.

                                                                                                                            Classy matron is being served holiday dinner by the butler. As he announces each course for her approval, she replies," The same as always." The ending is hilarious and I won't spoil it for you. In English in black and white. Hopefully some European Hounds can come up with the actual title for me.

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                                                                                                                              elenacampana RE: INDIANRIVERFL Jun 8, 2012 10:31 AM

                                                                                                                              "Dinner for One"??

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                                                                                                                                wolfe RE: elenacampana Jun 8, 2012 03:08 PM

                                                                                                                                Very good Elena. Irf does this look familiar?

                                                                                                                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1v4BY...

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                                                                                                                                jill kibler RE: INDIANRIVERFL Dec 26, 2013 06:56 AM

                                                                                                                                Just watched this today for the first time.Bought it for an Xmas present! LOL! Lovely!

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                                                                                                                                freshlycured RE: mizzdee Jun 6, 2012 01:08 PM

                                                                                                                                John Belushi walking the cafeteria line in Animal House. I think about "going Belushi" every time I eat Jello.

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                                                                                                                                  2roadsdiverge RE: freshlycured Jun 7, 2012 01:38 PM

                                                                                                                                  "See if you can guess what I am now"

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                                                                                                                                  laredo RE: mizzdee Jun 6, 2012 06:09 PM

                                                                                                                                  The diner scene in "Five Easy Pieces."

                                                                                                                                  I have had to do a version of this myself on one or two occasions. :<)

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                                                                                                                                    jhopp217 RE: laredo Jun 8, 2012 10:13 PM

                                                                                                                                    Great call!

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                                                                                                                                    bobbert RE: mizzdee Jun 6, 2012 06:54 PM

                                                                                                                                    My Big Fat Greek Wedding. "what do you mean you don't eat meat? oh, that's ok, i'll make you lamb" Great food scene.

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                                                                                                                                      wolfe RE: bobbert Jun 6, 2012 07:01 PM

                                                                                                                                      I now make a great version of the cake with a hole in it.

                                                                                                                                    2. Michelly RE: mizzdee Jun 6, 2012 08:56 PM

                                                                                                                                      My List so far:

                                                                                                                                      Big NIght
                                                                                                                                      Chocolat
                                                                                                                                      Julie and Julia
                                                                                                                                      Like Water For Chocolat
                                                                                                                                      Ratatouille
                                                                                                                                      Bottleshock
                                                                                                                                      Sideways
                                                                                                                                      A Good Year

                                                                                                                                      1. Novelli RE: mizzdee Jun 7, 2012 02:06 PM

                                                                                                                                        What? No mention of Sammo Hung in Kung-Fu Chefs? He can completely debone an entire pig with one fell swoop of his cleaver!...a magic cleaver at that! LOL

                                                                                                                                        It's good for a laugh.

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                                                                                                                                          elenacampana RE: mizzdee Jun 8, 2012 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                                          "Woman on Top"

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                                                                                                                                            sanjacinto RE: mizzdee Jun 10, 2012 06:21 AM

                                                                                                                                            For me it's American Psycho, hands down. I can actually pinpoint the moment when I first became interested in food and fine dining, and it's when I saw that movie. It's not actually *about* food, but so much of it takes place in trendy restaurants, with people eating food, and talking about the food, and so on, and so forth. It's a satire, yes, and I know it's supposed to be mocking the culinary culture it depicts, but still, it's all so classy and delicious.

                                                                                                                                            Oh, also Pulp Fiction. That entire movie is mostly just people talking about what hamburgers are called, and arguing over the price of milkshakes.

                                                                                                                                            1. Wisey RE: mizzdee Jul 31, 2012 05:00 PM

                                                                                                                                              I got a kick out of how much the very pregnant Marge liked to eat in Fargo.

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                                                                                                                                                Bacardi1 RE: Wisey Aug 1, 2012 11:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                Oh Lord - I did too. All that Arby's + the scene at the buffet? And then she orders a Diet Coke in the bar - lol!!!

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                                                                                                                                                wandajune6 RE: mizzdee Aug 1, 2012 11:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                Chocolat is one of my favorite movies of all time! Between this, Like Water for Chocolate, and Woman on Top, it's the perfect trio with magical realism, food, and awesome characters!

                                                                                                                                                Now I want to watch a bunch of movies!

                                                                                                                                                1. rabaja RE: mizzdee Aug 5, 2012 08:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Mostly Martha is a really beautiful movie, with great food and lots of sexual chemistry. The remake is an embarrassment, watch the original, it's awesome.

                                                                                                                                                  1. nolanani RE: mizzdee Aug 5, 2012 01:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Now this is a subject I can get behind. I am a movie AND food freak and I love a good movie that includes eating, drinking, cooking, or even food shopping. Here is just a partial list.
                                                                                                                                                    Heartburn
                                                                                                                                                    It's Complicated
                                                                                                                                                    Out of Africa
                                                                                                                                                    Julie & Julia
                                                                                                                                                    Under the Tuscan Sun
                                                                                                                                                    Victor Victoria
                                                                                                                                                    Hannibal
                                                                                                                                                    To Catch a Thief
                                                                                                                                                    Shirley Valentine
                                                                                                                                                    Something's Gotta Give
                                                                                                                                                    Chocolat
                                                                                                                                                    One True Thing
                                                                                                                                                    The Devil Wears Prada
                                                                                                                                                    Barefoot in the Park
                                                                                                                                                    Sabrina (the original)
                                                                                                                                                    The Four Seasons
                                                                                                                                                    Waitress
                                                                                                                                                    Indiscreet
                                                                                                                                                    Two for the Road
                                                                                                                                                    Ratatouille
                                                                                                                                                    French Kiss
                                                                                                                                                    Le Divorce
                                                                                                                                                    Accidental Tourist
                                                                                                                                                    How to Murder Your Wife

                                                                                                                                                    1. Kholvaitar RE: mizzdee Dec 18, 2013 06:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Imitation of Life (1934 w/ Claudette Colbert)

                                                                                                                                                      1. PotatoHouse RE: mizzdee Dec 18, 2013 04:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                        French Kiss:

                                                                                                                                                        Kate : Did you know there are 452 official kinds of cheese in this country, isn't that amazing? To find 452 ways to classify what is essentially a bacterial process? Don't you think that's amazing?

                                                                                                                                                        Luc: You would prefer one kind of cheese? One cheeseburger to put it on? One restaurant to eat it in?

                                                                                                                                                        Kate: I'm saying I *like* the cheese. God! Oh no, It's coming, the mucus is coming. Spasm! Spasm!

                                                                                                                                                        Luc: Look at the Cows

                                                                                                                                                        Kate: Not the cow, I just ate that cow. Oh god, here it is, here it comes. Lactose Intolerance!

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                                                                                                                                                          melpy RE: PotatoHouse Dec 19, 2013 11:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                          I hate this scene.

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                                                                                                                                                          Nikkileawells RE: mizzdee Dec 19, 2013 11:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Fried Green Tomatoes is by far my favorite.

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                                                                                                                                                            Puffin3 RE: Nikkileawells Dec 20, 2013 11:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                            Nothing But Trouble. The part where the horrid/huge white weiners are traveling around on the model train for the guests to grab as they go by on the dining table is so gross it's hilarious.

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                                                                                                                                                              vday RE: Nikkileawells Jan 16, 2014 08:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                              oh yeah! forgot this one and love it too:-)

                                                                                                                                                            2. katydid13 RE: mizzdee Dec 20, 2013 01:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Chocolat, Big Night, Babette's Feast, Ratatouille

                                                                                                                                                              1. juliejulez RE: mizzdee Dec 20, 2013 07:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Not a food movie, but there's some nice food scenes in the Winona Ryder version of "Little Women".... the breakfast spread that they end up taking to the Hummels, the christmas pudding (I think that's what it is anyway) that Meg is putting powdered sugar on when talking about John Brook, and the pastries that Sally Moffat keeps eating before her coming out party, threatening her to not be able to "draw her laces".

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                                                                                                                                                                  khh1138 RE: juliejulez Dec 20, 2013 10:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for reminding me about this gorgeous movie! I loved seeing what they did with so little - a crock of butter and "miraculous sausages" seeming like an impossible luxury.

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                                                                                                                                                                    melpy RE: juliejulez Dec 28, 2013 04:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    I love when in the Hepburn version Amy says: "I'll take the popovers" and she sounds so sad.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. emglow101 RE: mizzdee Dec 20, 2013 08:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory. Also Ramen Girl with the late Brittany Murphy.

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                                                                                                                                                                      magic RE: emglow101 Jan 16, 2014 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      How do I always forget Willy Wonka?! Yes! Good call.

                                                                                                                                                                    2. RachelJ RE: mizzdee Dec 21, 2013 04:55 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      I Love You To Death, with Kevin Kline and Tracey Ullman, always makes me want pizza and spaghetti (minus the aspirin).

                                                                                                                                                                      1. jill kibler RE: mizzdee Dec 25, 2013 09:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        Christmas in Conneticut...the scene where S.Z. Sakall serves appetizers from a buffet...the dialogue fits perfectly with the food !

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                                                                                                                                                                          4X4 RE: mizzdee Dec 26, 2013 07:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover :)

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                                                                                                                                                                            betsydiver RE: mizzdee Dec 26, 2013 07:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            babette's feast, hands down!

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Dagney RE: mizzdee Dec 26, 2013 02:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              oh dear....so many...

                                                                                                                                                                              Eat Drink Man Woman
                                                                                                                                                                              Like Water For Chocolate
                                                                                                                                                                              Bottle Shock
                                                                                                                                                                              Big Night
                                                                                                                                                                              Tampopo

                                                                                                                                                                              umm...

                                                                                                                                                                              1. chartreauxx RE: mizzdee Dec 26, 2013 02:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                tanpopo

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                                                                                                                                                                                  3sheets RE: mizzdee Dec 26, 2013 03:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Sideways
                                                                                                                                                                                  The Godfather
                                                                                                                                                                                  Goodfellas
                                                                                                                                                                                  Something's Gotta Give - the majority of the scenes take place in the kitchen, at restaurants, a beach picnic, and a specialty food store.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. MamasCooking RE: mizzdee Dec 26, 2013 10:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee film 1994) Julie and Julia ( LOVE it) Chocolat and Ratatouille

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                                                                                                                                                                                      scoyart RE: mizzdee Jan 11, 2014 05:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dumplings...streaming on Netflix.

                                                                                                                                                                                      ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                      A beautiful Chinese actress is afraid she is getting too old and unattractive for her playboy husband, so she seeks out the fountain of youth purported to be within special dumplings made by an...interesting lady who lives on the wrong side of the tracks. It's different, but I really enjoyed it. Not for the faint-hearted, though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Raffles RE: mizzdee Jan 13, 2014 09:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Ulee's Gold

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                                                                                                                                                                                          4X4 RE: mizzdee Jan 13, 2014 10:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Little Shop of Horrors :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                            miss_belle RE: mizzdee Jan 13, 2014 05:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Hands down ~ What's Cooking?

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                                                                                                                                                                                              kevin RE: mizzdee Jan 16, 2014 10:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Sideways, yes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                magic RE: mizzdee Jan 16, 2014 10:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Certainly not a food movie, but I love love love the Shake Shack scene in Something Borrowed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Also not a food movie... Philip Seymour Hoffman's character eating a gorgeous greasy slice of pizza in Along Came Polly.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  kevin RE: mizzdee Jan 16, 2014 10:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Secret of the Grain.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    magic RE: mizzdee Jan 16, 2014 10:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle inspired me to make a 3 hour drive to my nearest White Castle. Had never been before (don't have them in Canada).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      melpy RE: magic Jan 17, 2014 12:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      What did you think?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        magic RE: melpy Jan 17, 2014 01:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I remember thinking it was ok. Solid. Not life-altering, but servicable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        At least I knew.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Silence Of The Lambs?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        mexivilla RE: mizzdee Jan 21, 2014 05:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chowhounds in Toronto may be interested in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tif...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Leonardo RE: mizzdee Mar 9, 2014 12:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jiro Dreams of Sushi
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Babette's Feast

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Puffin3 RE: Leonardo Mar 10, 2014 04:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Just watched 'Eat Drink Man Woman' on TV. Still one of the best visually.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            kevin RE: mizzdee Mar 10, 2014 12:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            How about the The Wedding Banquet ???????

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've never seen it, but I did hear it was quite exceptional.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              BobbieSue RE: mizzdee Mar 13, 2014 04:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              There's a cute French film Romantics Anonymous. 2010.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Also, Blues Brothers. My favorite lines:
                                                                                                                                                                                                              "How much for the little girl?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Four fried chickens and a coke, and some white toast please."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Motosport RE: BobbieSue Mar 13, 2014 11:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Just saw Romantics Anonymous and loved it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                magic RE: mizzdee Jul 1, 2014 09:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Spinning Plates. A must-watch. On Netflix I believe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                A superb documentary by Joseph Levy, who also did Into The Fire (a food series I really loved).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                It follows 3 restaurants and their different stories. Beautifully shot and told. Great storytelling.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                It follows:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Alinea, in Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Breitbach's, in Iowa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                La Cocina de Gabby, in Arizona

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LeoLioness RE: mizzdee Jul 2, 2014 11:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eat Drink Man Woman.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I once watched this in a college film class, completely stoned. It was torturous!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Soylent Gringo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Puffin3 RE: mizzdee Jul 3, 2014 07:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      'Nothing But Trouble' with Chevy Chase and Demi Moore.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ranked as one of the worst movies ever made.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I thought it was hilarious. Parts of it anyway.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The part when dinner is served on the model railway is without doubt one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The movie was made in 1991.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm laughing right now just thinking about it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm 'torrenting' it right now just to watch the dinner scene.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. gaffk RE: mizzdee Jul 3, 2014 01:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Two recent additions for me are The Lunchbox and Chef. The Lunchbox is an Indian production revolving around the fascinating lunch delivery service in Mumbai. The two main characters are excellent as the plot is developed via notes in a lunchbox.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chef is a more light-hearted movie with a really good soundtrack and delicious food.

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