I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!! This movie was so good. The *first* lines are about porcinis, chantrelles, truffles...See this movie!! It ranks up there with Tampopo and Big Night. Did I say I loved this film? It *NEVER* should have been remade. It was perfect as it was.
Do yourself a favor, don't watch Chocolat without having some good chocolate to grab part way through the film...you won't be able to stand it if you don't have some! Why not buy a huge block of Valrhona?!
Ang Lee on Eat Drink Man Woman:
"I want[ed] to make a movie that makes the audiences saliva just keep drooling
"[There are] Not a lot of movies that use food; it's like watching [a] sex scene...you
Food and Sex: One is to sustain life, one to multiply life. In order to
get the audience's saliva going for the food that is showing on the movie
you have to show the making of the food; the process is really the stimuli
for the taste buds."