Eat Drink Man Woman

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Classic Cinema From Around the World will present Eat Drink Man Woman at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Courtyard Gallery, 109 Roberts St. in the Phil Mechanic Building, River Arts District. Info: 273-3332.
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Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Sihung Lung, Kuei-Mei Yang, Chien-Lien Wu, Yu-Wen Wang
Rated: NR

It’s nice to see one of Ang Lee’s earlier films resurface now and then, and if his 1994 romantic comedy Eat Drink Man Woman doesn’t feel quite as fresh today as it did at the time, it’s still a charming little movie and very clearly an Ang Lee film. The film focuses on a master chef, Tao Chu (Sihung Lung), a man who feels himself at war with his three grown daughters—all of whom live at home, none of whom appreciate his cooking and none of whom he can communicate with. “I don’t understand any of them and I don’t want to,” he decides. And life is no sweeter outside the home—his skills don’t receive the acclaim they once did—but, as fate would have it, things are soon to change for all concerned.

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About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress since December 2000. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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