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Eat with Me (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 October 2017 (Poland)
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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.

Director:

David Au

Writer:

David Au
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Omi ... Emma
Edward Chen ... Elliot (as Teddy Chen Culver)
Nicole Sullivan ... Maureen
Aidan Bristow ... Ian
George Takei ... George
Jamila Alina Jamila Alina ... Jenny
Ken Narasaki ... Ray
Burt Grinstead ... Austin
Scott Keiji Takeda ... James
Sam Gibney Sam Gibney ... Band Lead Singer
Chris Moseman Chris Moseman ... Guitarist
Carlos Naranjo Carlos Naranjo ... Guitarist / Bar Patron
Art Andranikyan Art Andranikyan ... Drummer / Bar Patron (as Arthur Andranikyan)
Lucia F. Quezada Lucia F. Quezada ... Baking Class Teacher
Ben Van Cleave Ben Van Cleave ... Baking Class Student
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jenny: [seeing Elliot's mom] You know, I always pictured her a little different.
Elliot: Different how?
Jenny: Well, I don't see the horns or the tail; so, she already doesn't match your description.
Elliot: Okay, maybe I exaggerated a little bit.
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Crazy Credits

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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MDV - Moon Watcher
Written by Bradley Morgan Dale
Performed by Ishi
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Terrible movie
24 September 2014 | by Emifong03See all my reviews

This movie was really bad. Not the worst movie I'd ever seen, but a waste of time nonetheless and infuriating to watch. Here are the reasons I hated it: - Acting. Some of the most inexpressive faces and bodies ever seen on the silver screen. No believability to the characters. You really felt they were "only pretending". The best actor of the group, to me, was the character Maureen. - Dialogue. I think a high school student could have written the dialogue. - Cinematography. Completely uninteresting way to film a movie. The angles and shots felt like they were taken by any random person simply holding up a video camera. - Predictable storyline. Slow pacing of movie. Overall, thoroughly unenjoyable to me - I also find the existing 8.3 rating on IMDb highly, highly suspect.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2017 (Poland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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