Fall.. the time my active nature becomes more calm and peaceful. Time for plans, dreams, reflections. Time for coffee with cinnamon, ginger tee, mulled wine, hot chocolate, latte.. somebody stop me, please!))
And of course it’s time for movies. I’m food manic, so the movies are also about food and cooking, man and woman, big disappointments and high hopes, just as in life!
Well, here’s my list of “delicious” movies:
– “I Hate My Husband Pie
Simple description: “You make it with bittersweet chocolate and don’t sweeten it. You make it into a pudding and drown it in caramel …”
– “Jenna: Are you happy? I mean, would you call yourself a happy man?
Cal: Well if you’re asking me a serious question, I’ll tell you: I’m happy enough. I don’t expect much, I don’t give much, I don’t get much I’m generally enjoy whatever comes up. That’s my truth, summed up for your feminine judgment. I’m happy enough.”
– “Amélie Poulain: At least you’ll never be a vegetable – even artichokes have hearts.”
– “Hipolito, The Writer: Without you, today’s emotions would be the scurf of yesterday’s.”
Julie & Julia (2009)
– “Paul Child: [to Julia] You are the butter to my bread, you are the breath to my life.”
– “The nice thing about having a friend who is crazier than you are is that she bolsters your belief in your own sanity.”
Soul Kitchen (2009)
-“My mind’s been fighting what my heart already knew!”
– “In every long-term relationship are a few pockets of deep and dangerous water into which one can step unaware if not careful. Eventually, somebody drowns or the interested parties post warning signs around these pockets.”
– “Serge: We are still married, in the eyes of God.
Josephine: Then He must be blind.”
– “Roux: I should probably warn ya: you make friends with us, you make enemies with everyone else.
Vianne Rocher: Is that a promise?
Roux: It’s a guarantee.”
– “Gusteau: You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true – anyone can cook… but only the fearless can be great.”
– “Gusteau: If you focus on what you left behind you will never see what lies ahead!”
The Mistress of Spices (2005)
– “Hope not built on reason brings disappointment only.”
– “Tilo: Fennel, which is the spice for Wednesdays, the day of averages, of middle-aged people… Fennel… smelling of changes to come.”
– “Carl Casper: “I’m fucking lost.”
Molly: “That’s a good place to start.”
– “Riva: Look, if you bought Stones tickets and Jagger didn’t play Satisfaction, how would you feel? Would you be happy?
Carl Casper: No.
Riva: No! You’d burn the place to the fucking ground.”
– “Juli Baker: Somehow the silence seemed to connect us in a way like words never could.”
– “Bryce Loski: Strange, here I was having lunch with the hottest girl in school, but I was miserable. Because less than twenty feet away from me was Juli, my Juli, with Eddie Trulock. She’s laughing; what was she laughing about? How could she sit there and laugh, and look so beautiful?”
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
– “Never be afraid of trying something new, Hassan. Very important. It is the spice of life.”
– “There are many points in life when we cannot see what awaits us around the corner, and it is precisely at such times, when our path forward is unclear, that we must bravely keep our nerve, resolutely putting one foot before the other as we march blindly into the dark.”
Helen’s Tip: make yourself a cup of tea and re-watch your favorite movie!