Wed, 12 November 2014
Erin and Paul review two films about women with supernatural kitchen skills. First: LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE, the 1992 film adaptation of Laura Esquivel's magical-realist novel about a lovelorn turn-of-the-century Mexican woman who pours all her sadness and heartbreak into her cooking; then, SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE, the 1999 romantic comedy starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a cook at a struggling restaurant who is transformed overnight into New York's most celebrated chef thanks to the influence of a magical crab. Food that makes everyone cry and then throw up, or food that makes everyone cry and then float in the air: which will prevail?
Plus our quick takes on INTERSTELLAR, BIG HERO 6, WHIPLASH and BIRDMAN.
Direct download: TAATM_123__Like_Water_For_Chocolate_vs._Simply_Irresistible.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT