Top 10 Movies About Food


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Soul Food
"Soul Food," with its star-packed cast, probably left a fair amount of moviegoers planning their own Sunday night dinner.
"Soul Food," with its star-packed cast, probably left a fair amount of moviegoers planning their own Sunday night dinner.
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Food is fantastic for bringing people together around the dinner table, and the 1997 film "Soul Food" is an excellent depiction of that. The family in the movie is held together by its matriarch, Mama Joe, and she uses her Sunday dinners to keep everyone close. But then a diabetes-related medical issue lands her in the hospital and the surgery planned to amputate her leg goes badly. Big Mama slips into a coma and the family falls to pieces.

Luckily, however, she eventually recovers and food once again comes to the rescue. With the help of Big Mama's 11-year-old grandson scheming to get everyone together, Sunday dinners are resumed and the family starts sorting through its many conflicts and issues.

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  • Dennard, Mackenzie. "Like Water for Chocolate." Food in the Arts. (Sept. 27, 2010) http://www.londonfoodfilmfiesta.co.uk/Literature%20Main/Like%20Water%20for%20Chocolate.htm
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