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Eat with Me (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 June 2014 (USA)
When Emma moves in with her estranged, gay son, the pair must learn to reconnect through food where words fail, and face the foreclosure of the family's Chinese restaurant and a stubborn fear of intimacy.

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Elliot (as Teddy Chen Culver)
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Ian
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Jamila Alina ...
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Ray
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James
Sam Gibney ...
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Carlos Naranjo ...
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Art Andranikyan ...
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Lucia F. Quezada ...
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Emma only knows one way how to add spice to her life... by squirting it from a bottle of hot sauce. The rest of her life is cushy but bland: scrambled egg whites, decaffeinated coffee and her husband, Ray. She's had enough and runs away from home. Her estranged son, Elliot, finds her lurking outside his restaurant with suitcase in hand. They try to start over again as mother and son in this odd-couple living situation, but she's old-fashioned, and he's gay. Between them are years of awkward moments and unspoken tensions. Feeling lonely, Emma accidentally befriends the lady next door who's so eccentric that Emma's way over her head. Meanwhile, a passionate encounter with a man in a bar turns Elliot's fear of commitment on its head. With dumplings, dessert, whiskey, and even Ecstasy in front of them, will they give in to their indulgences? And can mother and son reconcile while struggling to discover their own appetites for life? Written by Au Films

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You can't start over on an empty stomach

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Based on David Au's short film, "Fresh Like Strawberries," that aired on the LOGO network. See more »

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In the film's closing disclaimer, it states that any similarity to actual "films" is purely coincidental, when it may have meant to say "firms" instead. See more »

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Jenny: So... how's your mom?
Elliot: She's fine, I guess.
Jenny: Interesting. So SHE can stay there, but I can't give birth there? I see how it is.
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The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual events or films is purely coincidental. See more »

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This film was refreshing
6 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was just so easy to watch and I really didn't want it to end. It was refreshing to see an LGBT film that doesn't just show the same old clichéd style. It approached many issues if relationships (boyfriend/friend, mother/son, husband/wife) in a way that was effective and not crass or raunchy. What I appreciated most is that this film is not just an LGBT film, it transcends all groups and all demographics. I was happy to see the diversity in the cast. The acting was top notch and the writing was a driving force. The music used in this film was almost a character in and of itself. It helped move the story along and held it all together nicely. We really need more films like this to help connect families that might be going through similar issues. The only negative thing I have to say about this film is that all the delicious food throughout made me want to go eat! Two thumbs up!!


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