• 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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  • 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

    Included In Lists:
    Great Movies
    Criterion Collection - #665

    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…

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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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