Movies reviews with matching food – eat, watch, enjoy
- Star of the silent screen, George Valentin (Dujardin) is at the peak of his career. Everybody loves him, especially ambitious actress-wannabe, Peppy Miller (Bejo) who falls for him in a big way.
- But George is married to a sad old wife, Doris (Penelope Ann Miller) and his only joy is his faithful dog, Jack (Uggie).
- As Peppy’s star begins to rise with a talking film, George’s starts sinking because of his age and his antagonism towards the talkies which ends in him losing all his money on yet another silent movie which flops.
- George’s sappy wife leaves him, he loses his house, his stuff and nearly his faithful butler, Clifton (James Cromwell).
- He gets so sad he sets fire to his pathetic bachelor pad then Peppy takes him in to care for him as she’s still besotted by the old star. She then scores him a role in her next movie and all ends with a fun dance, yay!
You must start out a Hollywood-themed film with a cocktail, “da-arling” with a few snacks as well. Fancy food to get you in the mood. Here it is…
1920s finger food: Bread & butter folds, egg sandwiches and lobster canapes. Click here for the recipes…
Many have said that this movie is a love-letter to Hollywood. It is such a lovely tribute to the golden years of the silver screen harking back to classic musicals like Singing in the Rain (1952) one of my faves.
Director Michel Hazanavicius used modern techniques to make the film feel classic, like the slightly shaky screen, faster motion, soaring music and melodramatic acting. Not that it was overacted, it wasn’t. It’s such a watchable, lovely film. Here’s a clip to get you excited…
We’ve got to include a French-style dish for obvious reasons so here’s Julia Child’s famous Beef Bourguignon.
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Oh my goodness, even if you miss the cocktails and the mains, you mustn’t go past this delicious dessert – The famous Waldorf/Astoria Red Velvet cake. Eat up.
What’s your favourite cocktail?
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