I love to cook and I love to watch movies about the love cooking. And The Taste of Things is probably the most delicious movie about that love since the Oscar winning film Babette’s Feast. From director
Later after the triumphant meal, Dodin asks if he may visit
I think it certainly helps to be a foodie/cooking lover to truly appreciate this film. The first half hour is essentially a cooking demonstration. And throughout the movie the food preparation is lovingly and gorgeously shot. And all I could think of while watching is: “I would die to be eating with them.” I can see how at least some of these scenes could bore non-foodies, but The Taste of Things is so much more than a cooking flick. It’s a beautiful love story about people who use food as a connection. And the performances are wonderful! Binoche and Magimel were in a relationship a couple of decades ago and share a daughter, but prior to shooting the film had not spoken for years, and yet they give have amazing on-screen chemistry. I highly recommend this film to food and romance lovers!
Be sure to have some dinner reservations at your favorite French restaurant for after viewing.
In limited release.