Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 5

Movie: Tortilla Soup
Starring: Hector Elizondo, Elizabeth Pena
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Year: 2001
Format: online

Plot: A widower chef finds himself still living with his three adult daughters years longer then intended.  His best friend dies leaving him wondering about the way he and his family are living their lives. One daughter is working in a business she hates, another is afraid to love and the youngest is afraid to be herself.  Somewhere between the Sunday dinners that they have together, each one of them has to make a choice to stay in the unhappiness for each other or move out for themselves.

I thought the food was a star on it's own.  Having all the major story plots happen around food, whether it was the family dinner table, or the women and their boyfriends sharing dinners in the men's apartments, gave it a sense of reality. 

What do I think I learned from this film?
Food really does bind a family together, even when you have just begun to know each other.

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