Tastefully Filmed: 7 Food Movies You Should See
For those who are tired of their own kitchen by the second month in quarantine. Romantic, light and inspiring films about routine things and the big changes they bring.
Julie and Julia: recipe for happiness
Nora Efron is a screenwriter of the cult American melodramas When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. And her last work was the picture “Julie and Julia”, filmed based on the real story of a blog popular at the beginning of the 2000s. Then New Yorker Julie Powell decided to cook 524 dishes in a year based on Julia Child’s famous book “Mastering the Art of French Cuisine” and shared her successes online. In parallel, the film tells the story of Mrs. Child herself, who took part in writing the script. She is played by Meryl Streep.
Chef on wheels
An up-to-date story about an accomplished chef and an aspiring entrepreneur rolled into one. Karl Kasper loses his job at the restaurant and decides to open his own diner on wheels. The events in the film unfold according to the familiar Hollywood scenario, which in this case only makes the picture better. If you love watching the kitchen bustle, predictable transformation of characters and want to spend a warm lamp evening, this picture is suitable!
Taste of life
This is a remake of the 2001 European melodrama Irresistible Martha. Taste of Life came out six years later and received completely different reviews: it was condemned for being overly similar to the original and praised for the right romantic mood and a pleasing picture.
Chef Kate Armstrong’s perfectly planned life is crumbled at the snap of a finger when her sister dies in a car accident, and she herself becomes the guardian of her niece Zoe. At work, they take sous-chef Nick Palmer to help her, with whom she needs to learn to get along – Kate has her own rules in the kitchen. The main roles in the film are played by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart.
Chief Adam Jones
Bradley Cooper plays a chef who lost everything due to addiction to drugs and alcohol, and then pulled himself together and decided to return. Yes, not quietly, but with the former scope and noise. Bradley plays really well and cooks from the heart. They say that real chefs worked on the set so that the actors did not relax. The idea was a success: Cooper and his partner Sienna Miller look really cool in the kitchen!
Ridley Scott is best known for directing box office blockbusters like The Martian with Matt Damon, the formidable Gladiator and Alien. The experience of 2006 proves that Ridley embodies romantic plots just as effectively.
History: businessman Max in a starched shirt turned out to be the heir to a winery in Provence (where he spent the best summer of his childhood). Max’s first thought is to urgently sell the plot with the house. The beautiful Marion Cotillard (and a translucent white dress) intervenes in the plans.
“Good Year” is a guide for girls who want to gently but effectively persuade a man to make the “right” decision. The heroine Cotillard does it quickly, easily, and stays in her dress. And viewers get stunning French landscapes and “delicious” lifestyle as a bonus.
Not a Hollywood movie that was shown on British television in 2010. Starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore. The script for the film was written by Lee Hall – he also worked on the famous film “Billy Elliot”.
“Toast” is a story about a boy named Nigel Slater, based on a true story. At an early age, he loses his mother and is forced to put up with a new person in the house – housekeeper Joan Potter, with whom his father develops a romantic relationship. Nigel and Joan have only one thing in common – their love for the kitchen. They both try to find a way to the heart of Nigel’s father (as well as to themselves), performing culinary feats.
The real Nigel Slater is a British star, a chef who has written several books (including “Toast”), writes a column for the Observer and is no less cheerfully working on his 300,000th Instagram.
Another British film that was shot with little or no script. Two friends go on a food tour of the UK, eating endlessly and joking at each other. Most of the dialogues are pure improvisation, which makes the picture even more beautiful.