How to Cook Your Life

2007

How to Cook Your Life

Critics Consensus

This charming doc takes its time while focusing on food, but highlights larger lessons that audiences will reflect upon long after leaving the theater.

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Average Rating: 3/5

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"How to Cook Your Life" is about the art of cooking. Zen priest of cookery, Edward Brown, demonstrates that food means much more than just nutrition and that cooking is a feast of the senses, as well as an act of love and generosity.

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Critic Reviews for How to Cook Your Life

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Audience Reviews for How to Cook Your Life

Sure, documentaries are usually slow and uneventful, but they should be informative. Well, Doris Dorrie doesn't have much going on with informing in this picture.

There is no clear point as to what this documentary is trying to be. Is it a film about food? Is it about cooking? Is it about religion? Supposedly, a handful of people are attending some sort of zen class with cooking, but after a brief shot of the day's schedule in the beginning, there is no indication of any schedule being followed. The film bounces around from topic to topic and it also momentarily switches to other people for interviews that seem to be on a tangent from what Chef Edward Brown is talking about.

Chef Brown himself is very bland and monotonous in the way he talks. This makes this 90 minute picture extremely boring from beginning to end. He attempts humor from time to time, as he laughs at his own comments, but most, if not all, are very hard to find laughable.

How to Cook Your Life does have a message that some will connect with; however, this film just does a bad job at conveying it.

JY Skacto
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