This is not a movie to see on an empty stomach. Writer-director Ang Lee's 1994 Oscar nominee tells a family story about a chef and his three daughters through the meals the chef prepares and serves his family. This touching, dryly funny story of a family coping with personal lives and the way those lives intersect with the family relationships captures a shift in generations in Taipei. The father, a famous chef who has lost his taste buds, still cooks, though he draws no pleasure from eating. His daughters, meanwhile, deal with both the disappointments and surprises of daily living and the way their adult lives compare to the expectations the widowed father had for them. A subtle, amusing--and mouth-watering--comedy of impeccable manners. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Because it arrived quickly to my doorstep and even though it was a used copy, it was in perfect condition. We really enjoyed watching it. Read morePublished on July 5 2013 by Leonie Price
What a great movie! Eat drink man woman is useful to learn about asian customs, funny, sad. A excellent movie to see in family!Published on April 19 2013 by Julie Rannou
It's just a great movie, in every aspect of human relations 1.e great little story with a good blend of the serious and the comicPublished on Nov. 27 2012 by Martin Wooldridge
You maybe can't believe that the result of mixing comedy and drama will be good,but this movie can show you and can make you feel that ingredient in human-being could make the well... Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2003 by somepeople
I really enjoyed this movie for several reasons. First, I could watch a skilled cook for hours. The technique just fascinates me. Read morePublished on June 21 2003
This is one of the best films I have seen in awhile. The story is about widowed master chef Chu and the relationships with his three daughters. Read morePublished on April 24 2002
This is a movie I recommend for those actually going to China. It is an excellent portrayal of the delicate intricacies of familial relationships in China and does a superb job of... Read morePublished on April 3 2002 by Jennifer Tindell
This is an enjoyable movie about a real family in an intriguing, Chinese setting. Nobody can fly. There are no pretty women who can beat up an army of men. Read morePublished on March 24 2002 by "smugly"