A Very Foodie Movie

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

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Thanksgiving. A celebration of food, tradition and relative insanity.

If you haven't seen this movie, go get up off your computer zombie butt, get to the rental store, pick up a copy, and then sit on your TV zombie butt and watch it. You can skip some of these steps if you have Netflix or Blockbuster Online.

It's a movie about four different Thanksgivings with four different families. One a multi-generational Vietnamese family trying to bridge a gay between the traditional raised parents and the American culture engrossed youth, another an African American family with a secret to hide from visiting in-laws, an open minded Latino family with an uninvited estranged husband, and a Jewish Americana family trying to cope with their daughter and her girlfriend.

The movie is a bit melodramatic at times, but all and all totally frickin hilarious. Plus, the movie doesn't focus on food alone, but uses it as a medium to convey the similarities and differences between the four families. A brilliant use of food. It's all quite entertaining and sure to be a holiday tradition alongside movie classics much like It's a Wonderful Life, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.


  1. Sounds interesting, will have to check it out. Though my all-time favorite Turkey Day flick is "Home for the Holidays" with Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr. Makes even my family seem normal! :)

  2. My fave Thanksgiving movie is Planes, Trains & Automobiles, one of John Candy's best movies. My favorite food related movie is Big Night. If you haven't seen these by now, do so! Both are very funny and highly entertaining. :)

  3. Hrm...Thanksgiving is such an underexposed time for movie making

  4. i agree! it's a cheesy movie, but is entertaining. i saw it by accident once day, maybe i need to rent it and watch again. :-)

  5. I had to watch that for my food and film class! :) Very cool movie, yup. A food movie I would NOT recommend seeing is "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover"...[shudders]...unless you want to feel queasy.

  6. I enjoy that film very much. I didn't see the "twist" coming at the end. Fabulous food!

  7. I actually really enjoyed this movie! I heard good about it and rented it and liked it so much I ended up buying it. I'll have to pop this one in the DVD player soon!

  8. I love this movie! I'll have to see it again.

    I also totally adore Home for the Holidays this time of year.

  9. Will surely check it out soon....it sounds so interesting. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hey you can also find a lot of related and useful resources on Thanksgiving at this Thanksgiving Blog. Visit it soon....it's really interesting!!!


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