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Menú degustació (Tasting Menu) (2014)

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One of the greatest restaurants in the world is closing and an eclectic mix of international patrons have arrived in beautiful Catalonia for the final dinner service in this witty and delicious ensemble comedy. As the staff prepare and serve an audacious tasting menu, a young couple in the midst of a divorce who made their reservation a year ago (before separating) reunite for this once-in-a-lifetime meal. Can their romance be rekindled with the help of the widow dining with her husband's ashes? Will the brilliant chef be able to pull off a perfect finale? An Irish and Spanish co-production, TASTING MENU, like all great ensemble dramedies centered on culinary delights, is a crowd-pleasing mishmash of relationships, feuds, and broken dreams that are mended through the simple act of "breaking bread" and the universal appreciation of great food. Similar in style to foodie classics like BIG NIGHT and CHOCOLAT, TASTING MENU will leave you awash in a European sensation of joie de vivre. (c) Magnolia

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Cast

Togo Igawa
as Isao Kamiyama
Vicenta Ndogo
as Chef Mar Vidal
Nancys Rubias
as Musician
Ivan Morales
as Eduardo
Josep Roca
as Sommelier
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Critic Reviews for Menú degustació (Tasting Menu)

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

This particular souffle is both overbaked and underseasoned.

May 15, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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This relentlessly mediocre ensemble dramedy features several of the least compelling dinner guests in recent memory.

April 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Variety
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Nothing truly creates any emotional waves, and little seems at stake, no matter what potential disaster might seem to be in the offing.

April 18, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
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Unfortunately, Roger Gual's half-baked film hopes to split the difference between romantic comedy and foodie delight but fails at both.

April 17, 2014 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Even with such fine actors as Fionnula Flanagan and Stephen Rea in the ensemble, the Spanish-Irish co-production is a flavorless affair that has all the bite of a dining room-bound episode of "The Love Boat."

April 17, 2014 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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"Tasting Menu'' is pretty and pleasing, but no more. A bon-bon, not a meal.

April 17, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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