Eat with Me

Synopsis: Emma only knows one way how to add spice to her life... by squirting it from a bottle of hot sauce. The rest of her life is cushy but bland: scrambled egg whites, decaffeinated coffee and her husband, Ray. She's had enough and runs away from home. Her estranged son, Elliot, finds her lurking outside his restaurant with suitcase in hand. They try to start over again as mother and son in this odd-couple living situation, but she's old-fashioned, and he's gay. Between them are years of awkward moments and unspoken tensions. Feeling lonely, Emma accidentally befriends the lady next door who's so eccentric that Emma's way over her head. Meanwhile, a passionate encounter with a man in a bar turns Elliot's fear of commitment on its head. With dumplings, dessert, whiskey, and even Ecstasy in front of them, will they give in to their indulgences? And can mother and son reconcile while struggling to discover their own appetites for life?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): David Au
Production: Eat With Me Productions
  4 wins & 1 nomination.
95 min


What's wrong'?

This is killing me.

What is'?

What are you doing'?

Is that your ring'?

That feels so much better.

It was giving me

such a headache.

Go back to bed.

Excuse me!

Hi. I'll be right with you.

Wait, why is this still here'?

Sorry, boss.



What are you doing here'?

What happened'?

Nothing happened.

You look skinny.

Are you eating okay'?

Yeah. I'm fine.

Why are there

so few people here'?

Slow night.

I should let you

go back to work.

What's all this stuff'?

Can I stay with you

for a little while'?


What happened'?

Well, nothing happened.

Is it okay'? I mean, I promise

I won't be in your way.

I guess.

Yeah, of course.

You should get back to work.

I'll just wait here.

You hungry?


Have a seat.

I'll fix you something.


Is that your mom'?



Try the only Asian here.

You know'?

I always pictured her

a little different.

Different how'?

Well, I don't see

the horns or the tail,

so she already doesn't

match your description.

Okay, maybe I exaggerated

a little bit.

She's just a little intense.


Here you go.


Hey, Dad?

Mom's here.

So you bought this place, '?

That's right.

You have a big mortgage to pay'?


You don't clean very much,

do you'?

How can you live like this'?

Did you get robbed'?


and they just raided the fridge.

Then what do you eat'?

I eat at the restaurant.

So you're a cook

but you don't cook.

How can you eat that stuff

at the restaurant'?

No wonder you

don't look very good.

Mom, everything is fine.

It's all fine.

I'm gonna go get

your bedroom ready.

Where are you gonna sleep'?

I'll sleep on the couch.

I'll sleep on the couch.

Let's not fight about this too.

I'll take the couch.

I just don't want

to put you out.

It's fine.

Just give me a couple minutes.

Are these egg whites'?


Doesn't taste like it.

Trying to kill me

with cholesterol'?

Are you going to get a new ring'?

What for'?

It was giving me a headache.

The ring?

That's what I just said.

Cut it out.

That's enough.

Come on, Come on

What'd you call me

Hell no Hell no

Look again, ooh

Hell no

Hell no

Break it down, ooh, yeah

Get low

Get high,

get, get, get high...

Shut the f*** up.


Mom, what are you doing'?

My God.

You didn't have

anything in your fridge,

so I went to the store.

I don't know

what you like anymore,

so I made a little bit

of everything.

I gotta go to work soon.

Eat something.

How is it'?


Do you eat at home

like this every day'?


We only eat

oatmeal and egg whites.


You know how your dad is.

He likes to play

doctor to himself.

He thinks he knows everything.

Well, you don't have

to do that here, Mom.

I'm not Dad.

Okay, I gotta get to work.

Take something with you.

It's just around the corner,

sweet pea.






So what brings you to your...

to Elliot'?

I'm just visiting.


What about his dad'?

Did he not want to come'?


- Wow. Okay.

- I should go in.

I'm sorry. I'm too nosy.

I've always been this way.

You know what'?

You'll come over sometime.

I'll make you a chi-chi drink

and we'll discuss.

A what'?

Like a Margarita,

Martini, Mai Tai.

I don't drink.

I'm sorry.

We're gonna have to fix that.

So how's your mom'?

She's fine, I guess.


so she can stay there,

but I can't give birth there'?

I see how it is.

You wanted to give

a water birth in my tub!

Okay, I'll make you a deal:

If that's why my mom is here,

you can move in anytime.

So is she leaving your dad'?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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