Director Ang Lee's follow-up to his surprise box-office hit 'The Wedding Banquet', and nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Foreign Film, "Eat Drink Man Woman" is an unrivalled bitter sweet comedy about food, the senses and gender politics in modern China. Senior Master Chef Chu lives in a large house in Taipei with his three unmarried daughters; Jia-Jen, an unmarried chemistry teacher cynical about men; Jia-Chien, who has ambitions to become a great chef in a male dominated world and Jia-Ning, a sexually expressive college student who falls pregnant. Life in the house revolves around the ritual of an elaborate dinner each Sunday, lovingly cooked by Chef Chu but may be all too traditional for the next generation of the family. As each meal passes the relationships between the daughters and the family as a whole evolve and change in many unexpected ways.
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- Eat Drink Man Woman review by MW
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A comic and subtle examination of life, love and food in a Chinese household with a fascinating emphasis on cooking huge meals and some brilliant camera work in a restaurant kitchen presided over by the family patriarch. This gentle and teasing film is pure delight and a gourmet's dream come true.