This may seem rather odd... but I have a list of movies that I love just because of a particular scene that centers around a meal. Do you know what I'm talking about? A meal scene that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy all over. Like you'd want to be there.
It all started when Alicia posted her "list of ten movies that she watches over and over just because she loves what the inside of the character's house looks like". And that got me thinking. I actually have a list of movies that I watch over and over just because of a particular meal scene. Ya, I know. Weird, but true.
I think it has to do with how I viewed meal times growing up. It was a big deal... 5 o'clock sharp. It was the one time in the day that our whole family came together. I felt loved and cared for when I was being fed... still do. Something happens when a meal is shared that sets the table for intimacy, interaction, vulnerability, warmth and trust. I love that.
But hey, hear me out...
Chocolat- you know the scene, the birthday dinner party, held outside, where Juliette Binoche's character serves everything chocolate... who can forget when she pours chocolate sauce over chicken... I get all emotional just thinking about it.
Twister- my very favorite meal scene. The tornado chasers are sharing an impromptu meal at Helen Hunt's aunt's house... everyone is talking and laughing loudly... the sizzling steak and eggs... the clinking of metal and glass... served on lovely, vintage Fiesta Ware. I am completely mesmerized.
Notting Hill- the scene where they are all gathered around the table and Julia Robert's character is watching everyone eating and interacting... the conversations are candid and intimate. You can feel the love circling that table.
Under The Tuscan Sun- the meals that Diane Lane's character prepares for her workers that are remodeling her villa. You can see it happening. They are becoming a family.
Hook- watching those Lost Boys devouring that lavish, unimaginable "feast" before them is so magical and moving. Makes me cry just thinking of the look on their faces.
So, were you able to recall a favorite movie meal scene after having read my list? Then let me know so I can experience it for myself.
I am sure there are many other meal scenes that I am forgetting too.
So help me out. Thanks!