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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

Yin shi nan nu (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 August 1994 (USA)
A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

Director:

Ang Lee
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sihung Lung Sihung Lung ... Chu
Yu-Wen Wang ... Jia-Ning
Chien-Lien Wu ... Jia-Chien
Kuei-Mei Yang ... Jia-Jen
Sylvia Chang ... Jin-Rong
Winston Chao ... Li Kai
Chao-jung Chen ... Guo Lun
Chit-Man Chan ... Raymond
Yu Chen Yu Chen ... Rachel
Ah-Lei Gua ... Madame Liang (as Ya-Lei Kuei)
Chi-Der Hong Chi-Der Hong ... Class Leader
Gin-Ming Hsu Gin-Ming Hsu ... Coach Chai
Huel-Yi Lin Huel-Yi Lin ... Sister Chang
Shih-Jay Lin Shih-Jay Lin ... Chief's Son
Chin-Cheng Lu Chin-Cheng Lu ... Ming-Dao
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Storyline

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. Written by Will Gilbert

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¡Algo nuevo y delicioso para atraer el amor! (Mexico) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | French

Release Date:

3 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eat Drink Man Woman See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$155,512, 7 August 1994

Gross USA:

$7,294,403

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,294,403
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ranked number 54 non-English-speaking film in the critics' poll conducted by the BBC in 2018. See more »

Goofs

As Chu is downing shots at the last Sunday dinner, he spills some on the collar of his jacket. When he stands up to makes his announcement, the stain is gone. See more »

Quotes

Chu: Men die for money, birds die for food. It's not worth dying for food for a man.
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Connections

Referenced in The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

COFFEE HOUSE ROMANCE
Vocal by Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong (as Anthony Wong)
Lyrics by Hiu-Yeung Chung
Music by Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong (as Anthony Wong)
Arrangement by Tak-Choi Choi
Courtesy of Music Factory
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a beautiful and endearing film
16 August 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This Taiwanese movie is about the best film I have seen about the generational gap between traditional and modern Chinese cultures. The father in the movie is a widower and a superb cook who has unfortunately begun to lose his sense of taste--needing to have his assistants taste his food to get the flavor right. Much of the movie centers on the love life of him as well as his daughters, as well as the older man's friendship with a cute neighbor girl and her mother.

I loved this movie because the material was handled so gently and realistically--making you really care about most of the characters. About the only one you DON'T care for is the obnoxious older lady that has set her sights on Dad! How the many relationships are resolved is masterful and provided me with a good laugh! This is a terrific movie for anyone looking for a slice of life, a movie about world cultures or someone wanting to watch a cute romantic movie. Guys--relax!!! You'll enjoy this one, too!


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