A heated discussion about movies during lunch got me wondering: What good movies are out there about food? or bad ones?
I’m into comedy, action and suspense movies myself, so it took some delving to think of movies I have seen that involve food.
The first one that came to mind was ‘Waiting’. It is a comedy and it takes a look into the workings of a restaurant similar to an Applebee’s or TGIF’s.
I loved this movie because it was pretty funny and real from what I’ve heard from friends who have worked at restaurants such as the one portrayed in the movie.
It did take a while for me to really trust anything served to me when I ate out but as soon as I took a bite of my favorite burger somewhere, I was fine.
I didn’t see the ‘Chocolat’ and such movies, but in high school French we had to watch a French movie that I actually came to love.
‘Babette’s Feast’ is kind of a dramedy. From what I can recall about the plot is about a woman chef from France who comes upon a small isolated town in Denmark and for a special occasion asks to be the one in charge of preparing dinner.
In case some don’t know, in France, dinner consists of seven courses. The little townspeople who attend the celebration are very religious and don’t believe in indulgence and praise.
Yet they can’t help but rave and moan in delight as they are treated to this amazingly grand and relishing feast.
There are more stories brewing under the guise of this feast and celebration but you’ll have to rent the movie to find out.
Send me your favorite or not-so-favorite movies with food themes. I’m ready with fork, knife and remote!