La cucina (2007)

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La cucina: Directed by Allison R. Hebble, Zed Starkovich. With Christina Hendricks, Joaquim de Almeida, Leisha Hailey, Rachel Hunter. Set between three interweaving stories, the film explores the different facets of new relationships, pregnancy and infidelity, ultimately making the kitchen the centerpiece of their lives.

“I saw La Cucina at the Hollywood Film Festival and itu0026#39;s a great little movie that doesnu0026#39;t try to be something itu0026#39;s not. This film is a slice of life about the conversations and contradictions that make us who we are, and real-life conversations donu0026#39;t fit into perfect packages or tidy summaries like a high school philosophy paper. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWe all have contradictory thoughts/opinions/answers depending on how questions are framed. And Iu0026#39;m sure weu0026#39;ve all had long conversations in the kitchen that help us figure out what we think and believe, without actually solving anything (no matter how much we think weu0026#39;ve solved the worldu0026#39;s problems after a few bottles of wine.) u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMore importantly, many of us are great at giving advice to other people, but lousy at applying that advice to ourselves. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMore than simply an u0026quot;odd momentu0026quot; or scene transition, I thought the resident musician was a nice contrast to the complicated relationships unfolding in the neighboring apartments. He was like a non-verbal Greek Chorus, and a subtle reminder that maybe we should all stop talking so much about what we WISH WE WERE DOING and actually START DOING the things we love to do.”


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