• 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

    ★★★★★ Added by Hannah Long

    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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  • Fernando Iriarte

    ★★★★½ Watched by Fernando Iriarte 21 Jun, 2014

    Vista a la 3:00 pm.

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  • feedingbrett

    ★★★★★ Watched by feedingbrett 17 Jun, 2014 2

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    Review In A Nutshell:

    Babette's Feast is about the two daughters of a minister, Martine and Filippa, who have taken in a woman, Babette, as requested by an old admirer of one of the sisters. Babette requests the sisters if she could hold a French feast for the 100th anniversary of the minister's birth.

    The film's plot is fairly light, lacking in any sense of complication that would make the film seem dire but surprisingly…

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  • Todd Willcox

    ★★★★★ Added by Todd Willcox

    BABETTE'S FEAST won the 1987 Best Foreign Film Oscar. Having seen it several times, it seems like it was an easy choice for the Academy (though I admit I don't think I've seen the other four nominees). Babette (Stephane Audran) is a French chef who finds herself in the employ of two Danish sisters in the 19th century. When she wins a French lottery, she spends the entire amount on a real French dinner for the sisters and their guests…

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  • Jimmy Jones

    ★★★½ Added by Jimmy Jones

    I don't mind this film, but it failed to excite me or make me think a lot by the end of its running time. It uses food in an interesting way to bring people together and force them to face differences, and the performances and characters serve the story well. It almost seems a little bit tame, but it mostly remains interesting.

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  • Ryan Meyers

    ★★★★★ Added by Ryan Meyers

    A meek chef wins the lottery and, unbeknownst to her guests, spends all her earnings on a massive feast for her village. A damn near-perfect film. Stéphane Audran is great as the titular character. This is the ultimate foodie film. Anyone who enjoyed Chocolat should watch this film as it's leagues better and pretty much the same film. The film is also a powerful look at religion. An absolute treat that will leave you inspired and hungry.

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  • Timothy85

    ★★★½ Watched by Timothy85 17 May, 2014

    Babette's Feast is truly a feast.

    A sumptuous treat that wraps religion, opera and food into a spectacle for the senses. The desolate Aalborg coast is nearly a character in itself, at first appearing harsh and foreboding, but soon becoming warm and welcoming as the film's magic begins to affect you. This has been compared to Bergman in the past, and while it shares the same Northern setting, it brings more joy to the proceedings than any Bergman I have…

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  • DarknessLingers

    ★★★★½ Watched by DarknessLingers 15 May, 2014

    Film #15: Around the World in 30 Days (May 2014 Challenge)

    Country: Denmark

    After a small lull in film quality, my cinematic trot around the globe has reached a much-welcomed high with Gabriel Axel’s Babette’s Feast, a rich and majestic gem of a film that is unassumingly crafted but rounded with impeccable performances and simple, profound themes encompassing selflessness, charity, gratitude, and spiritual renewal. Based on Karen Blixen’s novella of the same name, the film tells the story of two…

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  • Haikuvie

    ★★★★ Watched by Haikuvie 24 Sep, 2013

    Safety notice: You
    Should NEVER watch this on an
    empty stomach, no joke

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