Eat Drink Man Woman
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Every Sunday, venerable chef Chu (Sihung Lung) prepares an elaborate dinner for his three lovely daughters. Despite Chu's exotic... Read More
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 centra... Minimize
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13 Reviews from Epinions.com
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Feb 28, 2006
Pros: I was able to fully appreciate this film like few others...
Cons: ...and by that I mean you probably won't be able to do the same.
Exquisite food, complementing an exquisite story with exquisite language. Forget his recent stuff, this is Ang Lee's finest. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 16, 2003
All About Basic Human Desires
Pros: Fine acting, insight into preparation and artistry of Chinese cuisine, contemporary Taiwanese life, stunning women.
Cons: Mainly for aficionados of (a) cooking (b) Chinese culture and language.
Wonderful evocation of life in Taiwan, a top chefs culinary skills and expertise, lovers trials and tribulations, family friction, love and unity. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 7, 2004
The Ingredients of Life, Tossed and Sautéd
Pros: Strong themes, story propelled by bombshells and twists, excellent performances
Cons: Viewer must have tolerance for subtitles
Highly recommended for its strong thematic interest and entertaining portrayal of family dynamics Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 10, 2000
Brilliant Film Puts American Comedy to Shame
Pros: Amazing comedy and a fun plot. Not your typical "wait for punchline" comedy.
Cons: Subtitled, so those that don't like thinking during films won't like it. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 7, 1999
A Food and Culture Lesson
Pros: great learning experience
Cons: subtitles Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 24, 2002
Eat this up!
Pros: Very entertaining. Artisic and fun
GREAT. Just a GREAT film! Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 10, 2000
Chinese food and love make a good mix
Pros: beautiful story about a great culture
Cons: none Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 28, 2000
Are you hungry?!!
Pros: Good to watch to juice yourself up before going to dinner
Cons: Makes you wish you could cook like that! Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 26, 2000
How to Make Your Mouth Water
Pros: Charming story; a surprisingly entertaining comedy/drama
Cons: None come to mind Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 5, 2000
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Pros: script, story, direction, cuisine
Cons: makes you hungry, depiction of business world Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 20, 2000
Food, Chinese culture, and the related
Pros: Great for food lovers and Chinese culture lovers
Cons: not really Read More at Epinions.com