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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Yin shi nan nu (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 August 1994 (USA)
A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sihung Lung ...
Chu
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Jia-Ning
Chien-Lien Wu ...
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Jin-Rong
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Li Kai
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Guo Lun
Chit-Man Chan ...
Raymond
Yu Chen ...
Ya-Lei Kuei ...
Madame Liang
Chi-Der Hong ...
Class Leader
Gin-Ming Hsu ...
Coach Chai
Huel-Yi Lin ...
Sister Chang
Shih-Jay Lin ...
Chief's Son
Chin-Cheng Lu ...
Ming-Dao
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Storyline

Senior Master Chef Chu lives in a large house in Taipei with his three unmarried daughters, Jia-Jen, a chemistry teacher converted to Christianity, Jia-Chien, an airline executive, and Jia-Ning, a student who also works in a fast food restaurant. Life in the house revolves around the ritual of an elaborate dinner each Sunday, and the love lives of all the family members. Written by Will Gilbert

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3 August 1994 (USA)  »

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$7,294,403 (USA)
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Trivia

The opening sequence - in which a Sunday lunch is lovingly prepared - took over a week to film. See more »

Goofs

As Chu is downing shots at the last Sunday dinner, he spills some on the collar of his jacket. When he stands up to makes his announcement, the stain is gone. See more »

Quotes

Chu: These past two days, I... something wrong?
Jia-Chien: No, it's fine. Nothing.
[Jia-Chien makes a face from the soup]
Chu: Say it!
Jia-Chien: The ham was oversmoked.
Jia-Ning: It's fine.
Jia-Jen: Father probably forgot to taste it.
Jia-Chien: Or his taste is getting worse.
Chu: My taste is fine!
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Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.11 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

SING YE TO THE LORD
From "Israel in Egypt"
Composed by George Frideric Handel (as George Fredric Handel)
Performed by The Sine Nomine Singers and Baroque Orchestra
Courtesy of Newport Classical Recordings
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Pretty Wonderful
1 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Throughout this film, I was reminded of the film "Tokyo Story", in that it deals with how the changes in a child's life affects the parent(s). In this film, lensed in Taipei, the widowed father prepares Sunday dinner for his three daughters, all of whom experience life changes during the film. At first you do not like the eldest daughter, whose beauty reminds me a bit of the late, lamented Anita Mui, but she grows on you. What makes this film a delight is that during the film, as the story unfolds, you want to see something good happen to all of them. That is truly the mark of a well made film. The film has a richness that keeps you interested. In terms of scope, I also liken this film to the wonderful "YI YI". Not to be missed.


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