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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sihung Lung ... Chu
... Jia-Ning
... Jia-Chien
... Jia-Jen
... Jin-Rong
... Li Kai
... Guo Lun
Chit-Man Chan ... Raymond
Yu Chen ... Rachel
... Madame Liang (as Ya-Lei Kuei)
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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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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The Ingredients of Life See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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$7,294,403
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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

When Madame Liang arrives by cab at her house together with her daughter and her grandchild, it is heavily raining, however, right in front of the taxi the road is wet, but there are no rain drops visible, in particular not in the puddle right in font of the cab. See more »

Quotes

Chu: Jia-Chien, your soup...
Jia-Chien: What's wrong with my soup?
Chu: Your soup... I've tasted your soup
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Remade as Tortilla Soup (2001) See more »

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ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING
Text: Francis of Assisi, ca. 1225; trans. by William H. Draper, 1925, adapt. 1987
Music: 'Geistliche Kirchengesane', 1623; harmonised by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Performed by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Courtesy of Sony Classical
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a beautiful and endearing film
16 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This Taiwanese movie is about the best film I have seen about the generational gap between traditional and modern Chinese cultures. The father in the movie is a widower and a superb cook who has unfortunately begun to lose his sense of taste--needing to have his assistants taste his food to get the flavor right. Much of the movie centers on the love life of him as well as his daughters, as well as the older man's friendship with a cute neighbor girl and her mother.

I loved this movie because the material was handled so gently and realistically--making you really care about most of the characters. About the only one you DON'T care for is the obnoxious older lady that has set her sights on Dad! How the many relationships are resolved is masterful and provided me with a good laugh! This is a terrific movie for anyone looking for a slice of life, a movie about world cultures or someone wanting to watch a cute romantic movie. Guys--relax!!! You'll enjoy this one, too!


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