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May 21, 2012 06:24 PM

your favorite food movie..

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

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  1. 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:

    "Bottle Shock"

    Honorable mention: "This Earth is Mine."


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    1. re: Bill Hunt

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

        1. re: Veggo

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

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

        2. re: Bill Hunt

          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.

          1. re: Mutch2Do

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

            1. re: Bill Hunt

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

              1. re: magic


                I like it a lot.

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

                1. re: kevin

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

                  1. re: magic

                    Oh, and I much prefer II over 1.

                    1. re: kevin

                      Good to know.

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

            2. Eat Drink Man Woman

              The story is good and the visuals are very good

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

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                1. re: pikawicca

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


                  1. re: pikawicca

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

                    1. re: calliope_nh

                      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.

                      1. re: ricepad

                        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!

                        1. re: 512window

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

                          1. re: ricepad

                            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.