High-rated movies with very few views. Suggestions are welcome.
Eat Drink Man Woman
The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the film progresses, each of the daughters encounters new men in their lives. When these new relationships blossom, the stereotypes are broken and the living situation within the family changes.. The film features several scenes displaying the techniques and artistry of gourmet Chinese cooking. Since the family members have difficulty expressing their love for each other, the intricate preparation of banquet quality dishes for their Sunday dinners is the surrogate for their familial feelings.
There really aren't enough father/daughter movies out there. I wish there were more, because I don't realize how much I yearn for them until I accidentally stumble upon them. This was a real delight.
I didn't realize until after it ended that it was made by Ang Lee, and once I learned that it all made sense: the attention to detail, the wonderful atmosphere, the great narrative and performances, juggling of the tones, from outright comedy to restrained drama. If Ang Lee made food the way he makes movies, he'd be one of the best chefs in the world.
Whenever I feel stressed, I don't read a book or watch a movie. Instead I put on a cooking show. I…
Film #19 in my A~Z Foreign Film Challenge
This is the third film that I've seen by director Ang Lee in his native Chinese, and I must say I've loved every one of them. Here the story revolves around an aging master chef named Chu (Sihung Lung), who is gradually losing his sense of taste.
As a widower, Chu lives with his three adult daughters. The eldest, Jia-Jen (Kuei-Mei Yang), is a chemistry teacher who converted to Christianity and hasn't had a boyfriend since her heart was broken nine years earlier. The middle daughter, Jia-Chien (Chien-Lien Wu), is a successful airline executive who's having a secret affair with the owner of an art gallery. And the youngest, Jia-Ning (Yu-Wen Wang),…
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Family is one of the most important aspects of my life. It is tradition for my family to be together during Sundays, attend church at 10:30 am and have a lunch together at the local mall. Even when the relationships between particular members of the family are strained, we still come together and continue our tradition. There is nothing like the support and love a family member, who will be there for you unconditionally and see through the facade that one creates for the outside world in order to shadow the sadness and pain that fills inside them. Life will eventually change this relationship, with me probably having to leave the…
I have an odd rule: never give something 5/5 on the first viewing, of course there are exceptions: Mike Leigh's Naked had me for its entire running time wondering how on earth people didn't think of it as the modern British film. But apart from that, and you'll notice if you take a glance at my rating, that I have a league of 4.5's, films that were amazing, wonderful but were missing something. When I first watched Eat Drink Man Woman I thought I had found that something, on my second viewing I knew it.
Two films that are remarkably close, this one and Yi Yi, two family dramas with their fair shares in melancholy, although I feel like Yi…
Master Chu (Sihung Lung) is a semi-retired chef living with his three unmarried daughters (Kuei-Mei Yang, Chien-Lien Wu, and Yu-Wen Wang). This wonderful film spans the period of their lives that sees a number of significant changes in the lives of the family members. Although family relations are often strained, they always come together around a sumptuous Sunday dinner prepared by Chu. Throughout the film, these dinners are punctuated by formal announcements by the daughters that herald major changes for everyone. At the end of the film, Chu himself has an announcement that no one expects.
Many factors combine to make this such a wonderful film. In addition to the talented cast, director Ang Lee gives us a rich feel for the texture of life in modern Taiwan as well as gorgeously shot cooking sequences that will have you rushing to the refrigerator (or the nearest Chinese resteraunt). Highly recommended.
Eat Drink Man Woman is Ang Lee's third film, the final of his unofficial 'Father Knows Best' trilogy and the film he made before moving to Hollywood. I can completely understand why Lee moved to Hollywood for his next film, because he had essentially made a perfect film. He had taken his excellent first two films and excised any of the mis-steps to make one of the warmest, most purely enjoyable films of the 1990s. A film that is so good, so subtle in its execution, that it took me an hour after it finished to realise it was a romantic comedy. It is probably the best rom-com of the last 30 years, or so.
Eat Drink Man Woman is…
Noch nie wurde in einem Film so viel gekocht und so wenig gegessen. Als geradezu unverschämt empfindet man es als Zuschauer, dem hier ständig das Wasser im Munde zusammenläuft, wie die Tischgäste in dieser Familienkomödie die herrlichen Gerichte ignorieren oder vor lauter Sorgen und amouröser Entwicklungen keinen Bissen herunterkriegen. Das Familienmahl bleibt für die Protagonisten in diesem komischen und herzlichen Familienfilm trotz schmackhafter Kunstwerke eine quälende Erfahrung, vom Tisch aufzuspringen ist deshalb ein bewährtes und äußerst amüsant zu beobachtendes Fluchtmittel. Ang Lees dritter Film „Eat Drink Man Woman“, mit dem er weltweit bekannt wurde, gehört wegen der sinnlichen Inszenierung des Kochens und Speisens inzwischen zu den Standardwerken des Subgenres „Essen im Film“. schoener-denken.de/blog/eat-drink-man-woman-ang-lee-and-me/
The only early Ang Lee movie that I've seen before, Eat Drink Man Woman is such a great movie. This is the first of Lee's movies to be set in Taiwan, so the energy he invests in examining the Chinese diaspora to America in Pushing Hands and The Wedding Banquet is redirected toward studying the size of the gap between generations. Sihung Lung returns, this time as Chu, a chef, a widower, and the father of three adult daughters: devout schoolteacher Jia-Jen (Kuei-Mei Yang), liberated businesswoman Jia-Chien (Chien-lien Wu), and college student Jia-Ning (Yu-Wen Wang). The title is a reference to one's basic human desires, and it becomes clear during the course of the movie that these wants don't necessarily…
that was nice. ang lee seems nice
My body is ready for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.
Eat Drink Man Woman 1994 (7.8) Country: Taiwan | USA
Simple and sweet...
Chinese food, the best way to show love.
That Ang Lee has some Austen in him.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!