Eat drink man woman

Eat drink man woman

Yin shi nan nu

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A retired master chef and widower is worried about the future of his three unmarried daughters who are skeptical about marriage. Yet he himself surprises them with his secret love affair with a young woman many years his junior.
Publisher: Umbrella Entertainment,
Branch Call Number: DVD EAT
Characteristics: 1 DVD (124 min.)
Alternative Title: Yin shi nan nu

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LPL_EliH Sep 14, 2018

For me, it's a nearly perfect movie: some of the most satisfying cooking sequences out there pair with a sweet, poignant tale of a family changing as each daughter tries to find love. Don't watch it on an empty stomach!

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midori_hon
Jan 10, 2018

anthony bourdain often cites this early ang lee film as one of his favorite movies that feature cooking scenes.
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EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN : just about perfect comedy/drama about a family only able to communicate through food. The food prep scenes--particularly the breathtaking extended opening sequence -- are absolutely unrivaled.

EDMW was deservedly nominated for both an academy award and golden globe for best foreign film.

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nwspirit
Sep 18, 2011

Enjoyed the movie storyline and salivated over the Sunday dinners with enough food to feed an army.

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Michael
Oct 05, 2008

Every Sunday, venerable chef Chu (Sihung Lung) prepares an elaborate dinner for his three lovely daughters. Despite Chu's exotic dishes, the family barely nibbles at the food. The listless mealtime ritual mirrors the foursome's... Every Sunday, venerable chef Chu (Sihung Lung) prepares an elaborate dinner for his three lovely daughters. Despite Chu's exotic dishes, the family barely nibbles at the food. The listless mealtime ritual mirrors the foursome's general lack of appetite for life: Chu has lost his sense of taste, and his daughters just want to go on with their separate, lonely lives. But something new is cooking that is about to spice up everyone's existence, and three marriages and a funeral later, the Chu family will learn to embrace life's unpredictabilty. The third and final film in director Ang Lee's Father Knows Best trilogy, EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN is laugh-out-loud funny in its depiction of the foibles of the contemporary Taiwanese family. Whenever one of the characters utters "I have an announcement," be prepared for ensuing hilarity. The film also movingly captures the complexities of modern life, the inevitability of change, and the necessity for Zen-like balance. Lee himself seems to have absorbed the film's central message. After this film, he began to take on a variety of projects, boldly covering vastly different subjects such as 18th-century England, the New Age 1970s, and the Civil War.

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