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Babette's Feast

7 Ratings: 4.0
Director: Gabriel Axel; Stars: Pouel Kern; Release Date: March 29, 1990

This Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language Film was a big art house hit, spawning a whole international subgenre, "foodie" (films about the liberating effects of good food). It's adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen about two sisters in a 19th … see full wiki

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Release Date: 1987
MPAA Rating: G
2 reviews about Babette's Feast
review by . March 21, 2011
The cooking is fine, but the movie really is about love, wisdom and friendship
I don't know whether this film hits my heart the way it does because of the feelings of friendship, love and closeness to others or the warmth of that transformation Babette's cooking creates, but when the feast starts and for the rest of the movie, I choke up often. Yes, this is a feel-good movie, but without a speck of mawkishness or facile sentimentality. And, yes, there is a donkey cart filed with spoilers just ahead for you.       Babette's Feast tells …
review by . December 09, 2010
Some might say "Babette's Feast" symbolically begins when Babette plans to make a meal only princes have enjoyed before.      The story, and its subsequent message of grace and glory, truly begins when Babette is received by two middle-aged women with nothing to offer but their home. Babette has nothing to give that they want, and so the relationship grows from this tiny movement of mutual grace.      Babette, an acclaimed chef, needs to hide …
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