Friday, 15 August 2014 | MYT 12:00 AM

5 films you should not watch on an empty stomach

If you do, please don’t lick the screen.

Have you ever watched a scene in a movie where someone is eating something that looks so good you wished you were eating it too? It doesn’t matter if you’ve just had a big meal, or if you’re eating popcorn or chips right at that moment – sometimes, food on the screen is simply irressistible.

Such is the case for Helen Mirren’s latest film The Hundred-Foot Journey, which opens soon in Malaysia. Mirren plays a hoity-toity proprietess of a Michelin-starred French restaurant in a village in the south of France, whose life turns upside-down one day when an Indian family decides to open up a restaurant right in front of hers. 

The movie’s trailer shows platefuls of delicious meals from both restaurants, which makes you crave for a savoury French crepe served with some dal or rogan josh.

Helen Mirren shows off her fancy food in The Hundred-Foot Journey.

There’s also Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman, a film that revolves around a Chinese chef and his three grown-up daughters. Every Sunday, Chu serves up a big traditional meal for his children and when you see what’s on the table, you’ll want to cry because the food looks so real (thanks to the brilliant camera work) you can smell the aroma and even taste it. Sort of.

*Cry* A scene from Eat Drink Man Woman.

If you have a sweet tooth and your love for chocolates is greater than your love for any other food, then try not to watch Charlie & The Chocolate Factory without a bar of chocolate in your hands. The 1971 cinematic version of Roald Dahl’s famous story, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, may be a better watch but the chocolates and candy do not stand out as much.

Talking about chocolate, remember the famous chocolate pie scene in The Help? Mmmm... chocolate pie, fresh from the oven. Of course, not THAT particular chocolate pie. The movie is set in Mississippi in the US so there’s lots of wholesome soul food goodness for us to salivate over.

In Ratatouille, a talented little rat with extraordinary – more like out-of-this-world – cooking skills aspires to be a chef. Yes, he cooks. Yes, he’s a rat. Yes, this is a cartoon. And yes, you will want to order a ratatouille the next time you go to a restaurant serving French cuisine, after watching this.

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The real chefs behind the movie chefs

Tags / Keywords: Movies , Films , Food , Ratatouille , Chocolat , Hundred Foot Journey , Chef


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