Eat This New York (2004)
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Critic Reviews for Eat This New York
The oddest thing about this sweet but not entirely satisfying documentary is how little food is involved.
This lively, absorbing documentary about best friends who open a tiny cafe in the heart of Brooklyn is full of such mouth-watering shots of cooking and eating that a jumbo-sized popcorn and pallid soda simply won't do.
So, how's the food? The camera never even goes up close. That's the kind of restaurant documentary this is.
A documentary with a terrific name but a blurry premise.
Audience Reviews for Eat This New York
A very boring and pretentious documentary. Given that I love documentaries and New York, this slam does not come lightly. The focus of someone wanting to suceed in the restaurant business in New York proved to be a very useless bit of documentary material. Then showing the success of owners who "survived" made it seem like a commercial to eat at Nobu's or where ever. But in the end, the cliche jazzy background music and the desires of a person in the restaurant business proved to just the material I needed to be able to fall asleep. The main characters lacked any charisma and I'm most certain that they probably will not succeed because I didn't even write down the name of their restaurant. For some reason, I cynically believe that this movie were the restaurant owner's hedge of getting money in case their investment in the restaurant business didn't succeed. "I Like Killing Flies" a documentary of an interestingly mad chef who survived the Manhattan restaurant scene despite his edgy behavior and personality was a far more entertaining documentary on restaurants in New York.
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