Let’s Eat 《開飯啦！》 Movie Review
Hong Kong comedian actor’s Chapman To (杜汶澤) make his first directorial film debut – Let’s Eat onto the big screen in this Lunar New Year festival. It is a comedy movie that comprises a meaningful yet inspiring which teaches a life moral lesson. Well, from the movie title “Let’s Eat”, we can relate the title immediately to ‘Food’. Yes it is! A range of yummylicious food dishes will be showcasing in this film and director’s Chapman To has added his very own taste of comedy to make the whole movie look captivating and mouthwatering.
The cinematography contrast of Let’s Eat 《開飯啦！》 was satisfying and the story hold an interesting twist in its ending. Thus, a wave of comedy and heart-warming moment is expected as we screen through the movie. The moral of story behind Let’s Eat movie had also teaches us a valuable life lesson which is to stay originality and creativity.
Overall, I rate Let’s Eat 《開飯啦！》 movie 3.5/5 star. The LETS EAT! 《開飯啦！》 opens island-wide in Singapore cinema theatre on 5th February 2016 this Chinese New Year! The casts from Let’s Eat includes Chapman To (杜汶澤), Aimee Chan (陳茵媺), Lo Hoi Pang (盧海鵬), local comedy’s Patricia Mok (莫小玲), C-Kwan (C君), Tommy Kuan (關棟銘) and Daphne Low (劉倩妏). The original theme song 《幸福的美味》is sang by Singapore singer-songwriter Chriz Tong (湯薇恩).
Let’s Eat 《開飯啦！》 Movie Synopsis:
Ah Yong Café, a reputable cafe famous for its Hainanese Chicken Rice, has been a popular eatery since the 80’s. While business now is nowhere near its heydays, it still attracts a steady flow of regular customers. Showing signs of dementia, restaurant owner Ah Yong (Lo Hoi Pang) decides to retire, he entrusts the café to his apprentice cum head Chef Dai Hung (Chapman To) and his daughter Rosemary (Aimee Chan), who has just returned from Europe.
Rosemary is adamant about revolutionizing Ah Yong Café to cater to a younger crowd and has no qualms about using lower-grade ingredients to bring costs down. This infuriates Dai Hung, a principled chef who only serves food made from the freshest ingredients and focuses on keeping the tradition of the café. The two soon becomes loggerheads as they disapprove of each other’s style of working.
Initially, the revamped Ah Yong Café bustles with business with the newly introduced menu and gimmicks, however, the lack-lustre food soon causes the business to suffer and draw flakes from customers and critics. One particular harsh review from the infamous but anonymous food blogger Michelin caused the dwindling business to suffer even further. The regular customers stop patronizing the café and the new customers are turned off.
Indignant and determined to save the reputation of Ah Yong Café and revive its business, Rosemary decides to enter a cooking competition organized by a regional television channel. In the face of predicament, Dai Hung and Rosemary make up and join forces to create a dish for the competition. Rosemary finally understands the true meaning of good food and love, yet, Dai Hung goes missing on the day of the competition…