Eat Drink Man Woman Summary
From the first scene, a shot of the beautiful Chinese architecture of Taipei, the cinematography is beautiful. Also featured in the film are stunning shots of the Taipei skyline at night, which consist of modern skyscrapers and traditional Chinese-style buildings, decorated with Chinese lanterns. Also, the film is shot with very surprising, yet artistic transitions. For example, when a co-worker learns that Jin-Rong has stolen her boyfriend, she gives a very stern look to Jin-Rong then the screen flashes to a fiery pit where the traditional Sunday dinner is being prepared.
In addition to beautiful cinematography, the film also offers fascinating characters. All four of these main characters are very atypical. They all have very strong personalities. For example, Jia-Ning is a reformed Christian and she always insists that the family pray before their Sunday dinners, even though the family doesn't share her beliefs. Mr. Chu is also a very interesting individual.