Just got back from Julie and Julia, which by the way was absolutely fabulous. I propose a top 5 food movie discussion. I was inspired by the movie and one of my favorite podcasts, Filmspotting. Please join in the fun and give us your favorite films that deal with food. Whether it be a complete ode to gastronomy, or just a scene that defines the movie. Be creative and have some fun with it. Just give it a shot. Here’s mine,
5.Babette’s Feast. Great movie about a woman that repays two old ladies for letting her live with them with an extravagant meal.
4.Julie and Julia. The scenes with Meryl Streep are pure enjoyment. It’s just a shame that they only make up half the movie. After getting out of the movie my stomach was growling. Before the movie i was in a mood. Now im happy as a clam.
3. I Like Killing Flies. Documentary about a family running a diner in Manhattan that have to deal with moving to a new location after over 30 years.
2.Ratatouille. Everyone has seen this movie. no need for explanation. But the scene where the critic is transported back to his childhood is such a great feeling.
1. Big Night. Another movie featuring Stanley Tucci. (see Julie and Julia) This is a story of two Italian brothers in the 1950’s trying to figure out whether it’s more important to please the customer or to stay true to the authenticity of their cuisine. The future of the restaurant is at stake when Louis Prima is scheduled to make a guest visit. From start to finish, your mouth will water.
now lets see yours. bon appetit!!