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Spinning Plates (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 25 October 2013 (USA)
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A documentary about three unique restaurants and their respective owners.

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Joseph Levy

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Joseph Levy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Grant Achatz
Cindy Breitbach Cindy Breitbach ... Herself
Mike Breitbach Mike Breitbach ... Himself
Thomas Keller Thomas Keller
Francisco Martinez Francisco Martinez ... Himself
Gabby Martinez Gabby Martinez ... Herself
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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.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вращающиеся тарелки See more »

Filming Locations:

Balltown, Iowa, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,717, 27 October 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$109,757, 13 December 2013
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Made me smile, cry, and hungry at the same time.
29 July 2015 | by danzelikmanSee all my reviews

Went to the theater with almost no expectations and left with a huge smile on my face.

Spinning Plates is an intimate look into the lives of three stories that revolve around food, family, sacrifice, and resilience. Within the stories is a wide variety of food types, chefs, backgrounds, economic means, and ambitions. Yet with all the differences, the similarities are uncanny—and it's what brings the film together.

Anyone with an appreciation for food or family will find relatable emotional elements in this film —and it will give you a little more insight on the types of struggles that some of our favorite places to dine go through on a day to day basis.

Watch with snacks, plan for a meal afterward. Enjoy!


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