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Spinning Plates (2013)

Spinning Plates (2013)

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SPINNING PLATES is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are. A cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion. A 150-year-old family restaurant still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community. A fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners are risking everything just to survive and provide for their young daughter. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another. (c) Film Arcade

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Yet another smoothly produced doc for the foodie set.

December 6, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Plays to sentiment in its second half but you can't help but admire the tenacity of these people, who have been tested repeatedly in almost Biblical fashion, yet come out swinging.

December 5, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Though these stories have little to do with each other, all are gripping, and you watch the last third of "Spinning Plates" rapt.

November 14, 2013 | Rating: 3/4

While the dramatic conflicts in the film are set up in a rather rote manner (meet the personalities, fret over their setbacks, sigh at the resolution), the human stories here are undeniably moving.

November 14, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The tales are worthwhile, but it's challenging to find a common thread among them that goes beyond vague generalities.

November 8, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The movie doesn't always feel cohesive, but the stories are unexpectedly touching.

November 7, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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