On Valentine's Day, unwind with these rom-com movies with food as its theme
There's nothing like kicking back onto a comfy couch and putting on a cheesy ol' romcom to watch. What's better is its got food and passion at the centre!
When it comes to food, there’s an age old saying that “A way to a person’s heart is through the stomach’. While gastronauts around the world have worked towards making food an identity, art has taken the creative route and created romance around the very existence of food. Here are a couple of movies that you can watch with your partner. These movies will either make you crave food, or make you want to cook up a storm with your partner! Over the years, we had a few more movies like Lunchbox, The Chef and more! Here's a few you'd love to kick back with.
Hyderabeydhi Zefreyni Pulaaao, anybody? And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what anchors the entire movie. Cheeni Kum has Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu in a completely different role with a chemistry never seen before. When these two bond over some Hyderabadi Zafrani Pulav, everything changes for the good.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
Animated movies take the cake when it comes to creativity and out of box thinking! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a movie fit for the taste buds. This movie has a sky bursting out into burgers and spaghetti! Who wouldn't want to see that? It's paradise for any child/adult who has a vivid imagination. Chances are kids would have already imagined the opportune day when there's food falling out of the sky! The story is about a plucky, cocksure young scientist Flint Lockwood who tries to solve the problem of his dried up city (they have been living on dried sardines ever since the canned fish market closed down). He creates a machine that turns water into food — ice cream, spaghetti, pizza and even jello! Until the day, the machine spazzes out and starts hurling cheeseburgers at the city. Watch out for the giant, sunshine coloured jell-o palace! And try not to drool.
Julie and Julia
If you want to start right at the basics, then this is your best pick! There's nothing like Julie and Julia to get your taste platter started. Meryl Streep as the absolutely charming and exuberant Julia Child, alone is enough to bring a smile to your face. She will make you fall in love with her, with her food and there is nothing more beautiful than that feeling. Amy Adams as Julie Powell has a child like enthusiasm about her craving to be famous, to be like Julia and to cook! The story is about Julia and her obsession with Julie and how she starts a blog and a challenge along with it. What follows is a heart warming story about food, love and two women's passion for cooking.
Woman on Top
Put the absolutely delectable Penelope Cruz and some food on the same screen. And what you get is pure pleasure! This is the story of Isabella, who takes to cooking as her passion after a disastrous fall out with her husband. She leaves Brazil behind and embraces San Francisco where she is immediately picked up by a neighbour and a television producer for her amazing cooking abilities. In her raspy, seductive voice, you can hear Cruz say, "Make sure the tomatoes are full and plump!" on the show. Right there, you know that this isn't an ordinary movie about just food. It's more than that, you can bet on that!
Nobody cooks like the French do and Ratatouille has brilliantly shown how it is truly done! They've had a peculiar taste for their food, the French. With their fancy croissants and brie, no one can present fine dining like the French do. There is something so detailed and intricate about Ratatouille that will leave you charmed. The sheer richness of concept and ideas will leave you baffled. Disney movies have never had so much imagination crammed into one movie, so Ratatouille is definitely a cut above the rest! The synopsis? There's a rat in the kitchen, ladies and gentlemen! And this one sure can cook! Ratatouille is about the culinary adventures of Remy who wants the finer things in life— like fine cheese and truffle oil. He follows the voice of chef Gusteau who popularised the sentence "Anyone can cook". What follows is a culinary disaster and some very yummy cooking! Watch out for that amazingly fluffy omelette he makes in the beginning!
There are three reasons as to why this movie is so sinfully yummy. One, pure chocolate melting in a mud pot — who wouldn't puddle at the sight of it? Two, Juliette Binoche being her lovely seld. And then there’s Johnny Depp, with his slick and suave demeanour and gelled back hair. Replete with smooth lines and that husky voice, and the seduction game is on point. Chocolate is the nucleus of this movie, the scenes capturing your attention with every scene. At the end of the movie, we're pretty sure you'd feel like a glutton!
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