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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Yin shi nan nu (original title)
Not Rated | | 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.

Director:

Ang Lee
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Eat Drink Man Woman is a classic tale of simmering frustrations and relationship woes as semi-retired Master Chef Chu shares his culinary skills and tends to his three unmarried daughters' respective emotional journeys. Jia-Jen is a chemistry teacher, Jia-Chien an airline executive and Jia-Ning works at a fast-food establishment. Together they help prepare and eat a sumptuously elaborate dinner each Sunday, a family tradition which allows for considerable insight into their lives and fuels the fire for each daughter to deal with the turmoil of new romantic challenges.

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Taglines:

¡Algo nuevo y delicioso para atraer el amor! (Mexico) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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: I don't understand any of them, and I don't want to know. Let them grow up and leave. It's like cooking. Your appetite's gone when the dish is done.
Old Wen: That's not the worst thing. At least people like your cooking.
Chu: Honestly, Id' have to give that up if it hadn't been for you lately. My sense of taste is getting worse and worse. My food is only as good as the expression on your face.
Old Wen: Don't be silly. You rely on your feelings when you cook, not your taste buds. Like that Western deaf composer, called ...
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Connections

References Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

C'EST L'AMOUR
Vocal by Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong (as Anthony Wong)
Lyrics by Yiu-Fai Chow
Music by Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong (as Anthony Wong)/Tak-Choi Choi
Arrangement by Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong (as Anthony Wong)/Tak-Choi Choi
Courtesy of Music Factory
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My Favorite Movie
5 March 2006 | by sochoi23See all my reviews

Being a female Asian American (1st generation), I definitely relate to the movie, especially the three daughters' devotion to their father and of maintaining and continuing family tradition. I loved the differences amongst the daughters: The older religious teacher daughter, the power executive daughter, and the teen aged daughter. However, no matter how their lives diverged, they were always brought back to the table by their ever-patient father. The little neighbor girl was absolutely adorable and the relationship between her and the father is endearing. The best scene is when she brings her lunch to school and the food is so lovely, tall of the children crowd around her and she's the hit of lunch period. Besides this movie, other Ang Lee films that are great are The Wedding Banquet and The Ice Storm and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - need to see Sense and Sensibility and Brokeback Mountain (maybe even the Hulk), but this movie is my all time favorite - it makes me sad and wistful at times, but in the end, it always brings a smile to my face and touches my heart.


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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | French

Release Date:

3 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,512, 7 August 1994

Gross USA:

$7,294,403

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,294,403
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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