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Spinning Plates (2012)

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A documentary about three unique restaurants and their respective owners.

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Spinning Plates is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are. A cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion. A 150-year-old family restaurant still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community. A fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners are risking everything just to survive and provide for their young daughter. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another. Written by Anonymous

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It's not what you cook. It's why.

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$20,717 (USA) (25 October 2013)

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$109,757 (USA) (13 December 2013)
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Top Notch Doc!
19 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie recently at a screening and it is one heck of a good film. This is what a good documentary looks like! The movie looks at three different stories from across the country - varied food, cultures and ethnicities. Each story was completely engaging and when they're all wrapped together it makes for an incredibly enticing movie. So enjoyable...the fact that it's subject involves delicious food doesn't hurt either.

Also, don't be fooled into thinking a movie about food doesn't have drama - because this movie swings back and forth between tragedy and triumph. The movie is really about the people making the food - and, let me tell you, they've got some stories to tell.

I really dig this movie.


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