Eat Drink Man Woman

Synopsis: Senior Master Chef Chu lives in a large house in Taipei with his three unmarried daughters, Jia-Jen, a chemistry teacher converted to Christianity, Jia-Chien, an airline executive, and Jia-Ning, a student who also works in a fast food restaurant. Life in the house revolves around the ritual of an elaborate dinner each Sunday, and the love lives of all the family members.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ang Lee
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min

Mrs. Liang is really hell on wheels!

She can't live there.

The language...

no companion for mah-jong...

...her son-in-law isn't Chinese.

It's a miracle she lasted that long.

It might be a good thing for Jin Rong.

She can help take care of Shan Shan.

She might cause more stress.

It'll be fine.

And Dad

will have someone to chat with.

Like I have time to gossip...

...after taking care of you three?

These past two days, I...

What now?

I have a little announcement to make...

Have you seen the TV ads for

Little Paris in the East?

That new luxury apartment building

in Hsin-Den?

A friend, who knows the contractors...

...told me how well built it is.

He was able to

get my bid in for a good price.

I bid on an apartment...

You're moving out!

Not immediately,

of course. It isn't ready yet.

I used most of my savings

for the deposit...

That's good.

Real estate

is a smart investment today.

Then I'll move

when the apartment is ready?


Dad, it's for you.

Hello? What!

...Right away!

There are crab dumplings

in the steamer!

Get them out

when you're ready to eat them!

Master Chu, how are you?

Serve the sea cucumbers first! Hurry!

Master Chu is here!

Thank God, you're here!

Where's Old Wen?

Over here! What a mess, eh?

The boss wanted

the banquet to be perfect.

Now look at this mess...

The menu?


It's all right.

The last four courses are stews...

...we'll make the Whole Shake Fin.

and problem solved.

With you here, I can relax.

You can take charge here.

I'll be up front.

That Shake Fin

doesn't look very good.

The guy who bought the fins

didn't know anything.

It looked genuine,

but it fell apart when we cooked it.

Fake fins don't have elasticity

when boiled in hot water.

There's no flavor,

no matter how long you cook it.

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Ang Lee

Ang Lee OBS (Chinese: 李安; pinyin: Lǐ Ān; born October 23, 1954) is a Taiwanese film director and screenwriter. Lee's work is known for its emotional charge, which critics believe is responsible for his success in offsetting cultural barriers and achieving international recognition.Lee's earlier films, such as The Wedding Banquet, Pushing Hands, and Eat Drink Man Woman explored the relationships and conflicts between tradition and modernity, Eastern and Western. Lee also deals with repressed, hidden emotions in many of his films, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Ice Storm, Hulk, and Brokeback Mountain. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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