Thursday Movie Picks: Over a Meal

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week I’ll talk about films featuring iconic meal scenes!

#1 Julie and Julia

The first film that came to my mind is this comedy-drama with both Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in leading roles. The sole focus of this film is cooking, so it’s a perfect fit.

#2 When Harry met Sally

We all know the super iconic scene at a restaurant where Sally fakes an orgasm. What’s the weirdest thing you can do over a meal? Probably this.

#3 The Lady and the Tramp

The cutest “over a meal” scene I could think of is featured in Lany and the Tramp. The spaghetti! I loved it when I was a kid.

What’s your favorite film featuring an iconic meal? Let me know in the comments!

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13 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Over a Meal

  1. Nice picks.

    Julie & Julia is a great catch, didn’t even occur to me but that might be because of my complete disdain for that Adams creature. She didn’t bother me too much here but the Meryl/Stanley Tucci segments were much more worthwhile.

    That certainly is a memorable part of Harry & Sally but the whole film is terrific.

    Lady and the Tramp is one of the few animated films that I enjoy and that spaghetti scene is so iconic. They’re fools to try and recapture it in a live action version.

    I hit a bit of a wall for some reason after my first two and had to reach into television for my last but it had movie stars at its center so not too big of a break.

    Babette’s Feast (1987)-In the 1870s two deeply religious elderly sisters living in an isolated Danish village take in Babette a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian war who becomes their housekeeper working basically for room and board. A decade and a half later Babette wins a large amount of money in the lottery, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the birth of the sisters’ father, a devout Christian minister who had a great following in the village. Babette decides to throw an extravagant dinner for the remaining followers to honor the occasion. However the dinner will be French and once the ingredients start to arrive, the naïve villagers suspect that something unholy is about to take place. Winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar and a feast for the eyes.

    The Hundred Foot Journey (2014)-When his family and he are displaced from their native India Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), a very talented amateur chef settle in a small French village and decide to open an Indian restaurant. However, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until Mme. Mallory recognizes Kadam’s impressive skill in the kitchen and takes him under her wing.

    The Song of Lunch (2010)-An adaptation of Christopher Reid’s narrative poem tells the story of book editor “He” (Alan Rickman), meeting ex-girlfriend “She” (Emma Thompson) a decade and a half after their initial break-up. She, now the society wife of a French writer residing in Paris and He a failed literary aesthete trapped in a mundane, unsatisfying publishing job who pines for the loss of their love affair meet at a chic SoHo restaurant that meant much to their relationship for a nostalgic lunch. All starts well but quickly becomes mired in recriminations. This one is a bit of a stretch since it premiered on Masterpiece Theatre but with Alan Rickman & Emma Thompson front and center it has a cast better than most films.

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  2. Yes, more love for the original Lady & the Tramp. Not going to see that fucking remake. Julie & Julia was good while I was never into When Harry Met Sally. It’s not my cup of tea but I won’t dismiss its merits and why people liked it. Hell, I would’ve rather had that film win Best Picture (if it had been nominated) instead of Driving Miss Daisy.

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