• Will Ellis

    ★★★★★ Watched by Will Ellis 22 Dec, 2014

    This movie really was a revelation. While I have a strong sense of what I got out of it, I'm certain I've only just begun to understand it. Despite the film seemingly offering blatant explanations of what it was trying to say, full comprehension seems to have eluded me. The entire time I was being pulled along through the story by the emotional heft and magnetism embued in every moment. I will definitely need to watch this again, and I know I will be having small epiphanies about this film for years to come.

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  • KasperL

    ★★ Watched by KasperL 01 Dec, 2014

    The production values are high, but the movie SUPER-uninteresting.

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  • ILoveFilm1998

    ★★★★½ Watched by ILoveFilm1998 07 Dec, 2014 2

    Grounded in strong characters, and wonderfully human performances, "Babette's Feast" is extremely touching in it's simplicity. The photography is beautiful, and the third act is a wonder of film-making to behold.

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  • Adamantius

    ★★★★★ Added by Adamantius

    This is one of the most beautiful meditations of life in film. There is no real drama or tension, it simply captures the viewer through great visual shots and the personalities of the characters. Each frame is like a work of art; the music is also enjoyable. The use of the film and the music lead the viewer to an ecstatic experience that transcends human limitations.

    The plot in itself is simply the life of two sisters, daughters of a…

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  • Matt J.

    ★★★★ Watched by Matt J. 28 Nov, 2014

    This was a beautiful film, both in its gorgeous photography as well as its simply-told story.

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  • Glen Grunau

    ★★★★★ Watched by Glen Grunau 01 Jun, 2007

    My favourite contemplative dining movie . . . and one of my all time favourite movies.

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  • Elijah Davidson

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Elijah Davidson 16 Oct, 2014

    I saw this a long time ago when I was ten or eleven years old. A woman, single her entire life, a world traveler, familiar with the world's most beautiful things, and very dear to our family, brought it to us and had us all—my grandmother, my mother, my five younger siblings, and me—sit down together to watch it with her. The film has stayed in my memory. Watching it again this morning for the first time since that first…

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  • Fredrik Fyhr

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Fredrik Fyhr 12 Oct, 2014

    Some films are just inexplicably good. Quite often minimalism is thrown around to describe weightless films, but BABETTE'S FEAST truly resembles cinematic Hemingway. The characters are mysteries yet open books, and their complete lack of pretense makes them come out like candles in the night. But there's really no suggestion given as to how to "interpret" them which makes the film all the more fascinating and strangely watchable - oftentimes I laugh out loud at scenes and I don't know…

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  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★★½ Added by SJHoneywell

    This film chokes me up.
    That's rare, but the end is so
    Beautiful and rare.

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  • Hannah Long ن

    ★★★★★ Added by Hannah Long ن

    I like food. There, I’ve said it. In a society obsessed with either parceling out each meager calorie or splurging on sugary, prepackaged excess, Babette’s Feast is a delight of measured restraint, bounty, and artistry.

    Wait, am I talking about food anymore?

    Not really. On a number of levels, this leisurely film is very unusual. There’s a long period of set-up, as we learn about Martine and Filippa, the beautiful daughters of a strict minister who lives on the coast…

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  • TJ Duane

    ★★★½ Watched by TJ Duane 13 Jul, 2014

    The feast itself is so charming. Worth the time alone.

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  • Daniel Melvill Jones

    ★★★★ Watched by Daniel Melvill Jones 15 May, 2014

    "Growing up in a Christian community, the majority of the stories that were told to me dealt with the results of the church and the world crossing. The contrast was always impressive. Sometimes the good character would become corrupted, often the worldly character would convert, but occasionally the worldly character would leave the church unchanged and the good character would remain in the church, having learned the importance of staying pious.

    Babette's Feast is a fable-like story that explores this…

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