• Keenan

    ★★★★½ Added by Keenan

    A very good film, don't watch it hungry.


  • Tony Black

    ★★★½ Watched by Tony Black 15 Nov, 2015 1

    One of the most celebrated European pictures of the 1980's, Babette's Feast translates well from its Danish and in many respects Gallic origins. Gabriel Axel's drama, based on a story by celebrated Danish author Karen Blixen, is a portrait of religious repression, puritanical living and the conflux of artistic expression, of passion and beauty. It feels like a Lutheran handbook, a guide to living as close to God as possible, and Axel manages to convey the tight knit, stripped back…


  • Taj

    ★★★★½ Watched by Taj 16 Oct, 2015 5

    #7 on Arts & Faith – Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films

    If you have never experienced a meal that borders on a religious experience. you owe it to yourself to have one. Food, masterfully prepared, brings us as close to heaven as is possible on Earth. That is at least one of the themes inherent in this wonderful film from Denmark under the direction of Gabriel Axel, who developed the screenplay from a novel by Karen Blixen.

    Stéphane Audran plays the…


  • Kevin Germer

    Rewatched by Kevin Germer 07 Oct, 2015

    Probably the best of the boring movies.


  • Jon Hillman

    ★★★★½ Added by Jon Hillman

    The selflessness in Babette's Feast is one of the most touching things I've seen in a long time. Never have I seen food used in such a way that it made me want to cry (both from the what it represented, and because it looked so delicious and I knew I couldn't eat it).


  • Sam Shipp

    ★★★★★ Watched by Sam Shipp 15 Sep, 2015

    Just so pretty, all the pretty


  • Matthew Rice

    Watched by Matthew Rice 25 Aug, 2015

    The warning signs were all there: Foreign, independent, academy award winner...I definitely had concerns this movie wouldn't be for me. Boy was I right! What a drag! Clearly there is some clever metaphor wrapped into this light and fluffy fable but I was so bored by it all I couldn't find the will to intellectualize it. Maybe it was the pious, snobby religious overtones that got my back up - I figured we were supposed to admire these people but…


  • ab

    ★★★★ Watched by ab 22 Aug, 2015 1

    Ordet meets Project X


  • Joren Cain

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Joren Cain 23 Jul, 2015

    The power of this film sort of sneaks up on the viewer. It is very delicate and gentle, yet there's such a strong emotional core. It feels very Scandinavian.

    I don't usually use words like "sumptuous" or "ravishing," but both words apply. I'm also not a "foodie," but the way this film is shot and edited, I imagine that most viewers will likely be salivating over this French dinner.

    It's a film you have to be in the right mood for....but if you are, it's a beautiful experience.


  • Wade Bearden

    ★★★★★ Watched by Wade Bearden 02 Jul, 2015

    Grace is served.


  • Symp4theDevil

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Symp4theDevil 10 Jun, 2015

    This is the definitive foodie film. Gabriel Axel's classic reflects on the simple joys of life and its spiritual rewards: the greatest chef in all of France, Babette, cooking the meal of meals to celebrate a small Christian sect's founder's birth. The sequence relies on the quirks and comments of the Danish General, who is in disbelief that he is eating the perfect meal from France's greatest chef. The members of the Church however, innocently believe the meal to be…


  • Austin Shermer

    ★★★½ Watched by Austin Shermer 25 May, 2015

    Film #52 of What Should I Watch?

    Recommended by feedingbrett

    Usually I like my food-porn with a little less narrative on the side but this was pretty good.