This month was the NOM NOM edition. We turned our attention to all things FOOD… cooking, eating, sharing, from restaurants to the kitchen table. We picked from a delicious lineup of films: sumptuous chocolates and sweets in a quaint French town in Chocolat, a sampling of America’s hot spots- smoked brisket in Texas, beignets in New Orleans and cubanos in Miami- in Chef, and over 100 Tawainese recipes make their way to the Sunday dinner table in Eat Drink Man Woman.
And the winner was…
Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
After a controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman) pushes him too far, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) quits his position at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, he finds himself in Miami. Carl joins forces with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara), best friend (John Leguizamo) and son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food-truck business, and the venture provides a chance to reignite his passion for cooking — as well as his zest for life and love.
FINAL RATING: 7 out of 8 slices
We asked four teens to give you their reviews on the film. Check out what Lisbeth (The Newbie), Daniel and Esther (The PaaM Regulars) and an Anonymous PaaM enthusiast have to say about the food-filled comedy…
Lisbeth: It was definitely a plot twist where a father conquered his dream regardless of him starting from scratch.
Daniel: Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom
Esther: DELICIOUS and heartwarming.
Anonymous: With characters as flavorful as the dishes, this little morsel of a film is a must-watch.
Who would you recommend this movie to?
Lisbeth: To my cousins
Daniel: Anyone who is interested in seeing a variety of good food with some comedy in the mix.
Esther: Everyone who loves a good father-son bonding story with an epic road trip and amazing food.
Anonymous: Not only foodies, those into heartfelt, realistic drama.
**Watch it on your own! Chef now available on Netflix!**
Join us for the next FREE Pizza and a Movie!
February date COMING SOON!!
How to RSVP for Pizza and a Movie Night:
Seating is limited, so you must lay claim to your seat & slice by selecting “Free Ticket- RSVP HERE” on the Pizza and a Movie event page at http://teens.artsconnection.org/high5/. Fill in your information and you will receive a reminder email the day before the event. Please let us know exactly how many people you’ll be bringing. If you have any questions, feel free to email
PLEASE NOTE: This is a TEENS ONLY event, open to anyone currently in HIGH SCHOOL.
Also, don’t be late! If you arrive later than 5:15 PM, you will miss the group and won’t be able to get into the theater.