Plays like a surrealist master (pick your favorite) went on a Food Network viewing binge and dreamt up this perverse classic...the threaded themes are self improvement, mortality, and a sly commentary on capitalist confrontations, but mostly this is a wonderful foodie movie for the bizarre at heart....gives me some hope for my future adventures in kitchen yoga!
The main plot could be a reality show, but this film is vastly more creative, stylish, and funnier than any reality television. As the central story may be fully sweet and without added stakes for complication, but its kindheartedness and jovial humor makes you glutton for its optimism. The supporting vignettes don't even drag down the pace, yet add social relevance, and make it more varied in emotions.
A delightfully sweet film full of charm and energy that had me saying, “what the fuck?” a few different times. The narrative weaves in and out from the main characters occasionally, and on to those around them, but it never breaks up the pace of things because the transitions are almost seamless. I loved the general silliness of it all.
Could you call it...a ram-com? Seriously, one of the most delightful filmic experiences I've had in a long time, or, ever, really. Kept me laughing, crying and catching chills throughout. Whether it's a foodie's love letter to film or a film buff's ode to food, it's just so grippingly charming...I found myself wanting more once it was over. Love the quirky little anecdote break-aways and the Western undertones!
the scheme is comfortably layered optimist opinion on the linkage of food to desire and humanity with a staggered pattern of subplots that contribute the more critical and entertaining respect to the film. but as the character stretch went on and on, the bounds went out and out.