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Monday
Dec072009

Cake Poll: Sweets In Movies, and a Sweet Giveaway!

Sweet Giveaway
Are you ready for some Christmas magic? Heck yes! With that in mind, how 'bout another giveaway?

This time, it's a totally sweet prize pack brought to you by the movie It's Complicated, featuring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, which was directed by Nancy Meyers and will be in theatres on December 25. Why this movie? Well, because as you know I am fascinated with dessert in movies, and this one features the inimitable Meryl as a baker!

Here's what you can win:

Prize 1: “Uncomplicate Your Holidays with a Visa Cash Card!” -- one winner will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card, and an It’s Complicated tote bag filled with an apron, t-shirt, blanket and the official soundtrack!

Prize 2: Five additional *daily* winners will receive an It’s Complicated Tote Bag filled with an Apron & T-shirt!

These sound like some sweet prizes for movie enthusiasts!

How do you enter?

It's easy: just leave a comment below saying what your favorite food-in-movie scene is! And since I'm feeling generous, feel free to post your favorite sweet or savory food moment in movies!

The giveaway will run for two weeks! In the meantime, check out the trailer below--you can also find out more about the movie on the official website or on Facebook!

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Reader Comments (274)

Simply Irresistible with Sarah Michelle Geller is a good food movie. Sure, it's a bit cheesy, but I like the idea that good food can change the mood of the person eating it.

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterHello Kimmy

My favorite food-in-movie scene is in Annie Hall, when Woody Allen and Diane Keaton are trying to get lobsters into a pot for dinner. The lobsters are getting on the floor, crawling behind the fridge, Woody Allen is afraid to touch them and Diane Keaton is taking photos of the whole thing. <3.

December 8 | Unregistered Commenterkates

I am thinking of Audrey Tautou eating creme brulee in Amelie Poulain... The childish way of breaking the caramel crust with the back of a spoom...

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterDolce

I absolutely love any pie scene in Waitress! It is so funny and awesome how she will just sit and think up ingredients to pie like "i-Don't-Want-Earl's-Baby Pie"

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December 8 | Unregistered CommenterCecily

Any of the wedding scenes in Because I Said So. Those cakes are incredible and I completely understand why the characters can't resist a little swipe of frosting each time!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterBrittanie

I love the armadillo wedding cake from Steel Magnolias - and how Shirley MacLaine serves him the armadillo's rear end! Classic movie moment...

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh

I would have to say the magically appearing feasts in Harry Potter are my favorite. Also, no dishes after when the foods just dissapears!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterBentoForKidlet

Serendipity when the magic steam turns all to a dream sequence.

December 8 | Unregistered Commenterpamela

In No Reservations when the customer is pissed off about his steak not being "rare" and Catherine Zeta Jones throws a raw steak on his plate!! Also when Aaron Eckhart comes over to cook pancakes with them... so cute... so handsome when a man can cook... sigh... love pancakes!!!

December 8 | Unregistered Commentermandy.yowler

Cecily, I swear I'm not stealing your post, but I was totally going to say Waitress, too.

I love the pie scenes and the way they are shot... makes pie-making look so easy!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

Ratatouille--omg!

Also, Willy Wonka in the Chocolate Factory...the candy room looks entirely amazing!!

Also--the spaghetti in Patch Adams, where people got to swin in it. After seeing that, I always wanted to do it myself. =) (Granted it's not meant for eating but... food is for playing too!)

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterYuchie

Drinks count as food, don't they? The raspberry cordial scene in Anne of Green Gables is absolutely classic.

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

I like the part in When Harry met Sally, just after the fake orgasm, when she takes a bite of her salad as if she's just made a point(but not possibly embarrassed the hell out of herself).

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

ANY food scene in any of the Harry Potter movies. The Great Hall food just always looks so good.

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Oh, so many! The very first few I thought of aren't so much food moments as food-related quotes. My all time favorite movie quote: Dirty Dancing. "I carried a watermelon."

Also, Stranger than Fiction has this great quote: "Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies."

But, my favorite food scene ever is in the first Harry Potter movie, when Harry finally has money to purchase candy for the first time in his life, and he and his newfound best friend gorge themselves on every kind of candy he can buy.

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

Oh I have many movies to add to my Netflix list after reading the other posts. The one scene that popped into my mind when I read the contest was from Lady and the Tramp eating spaghetti. It is one of my earliest food movie memories.

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I adore the scene in Ratatouille when Remy is controlling Linguini through pulling his hair and teaching him how to cook! :)

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Honestly, one of my favorite food in movies scenes is in the movie Pecker, when his little sister Crissy is standing on the counter in the middle of the night, eating raw sugar out of the bag. I'm pretty sure it's the point of the scene, but I'm always reminded of various "braaaiiins" scenes in zombie flicks.

It's a scene in the extended version of "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" when they are given the lembas bread by the elves. Legolas does the funniest "Lembas commerical" as Orlando Bloom called it in the commentary, where he grabs a piece and says so cheesily "Lembas! One small bite fills the stomach of a full-grown man!" It cracks me up every time.

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

The opening scene (well most of the movie, but especially the opening scene) in the Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee (yǐn shí nán nǚ) or Eat Drink Man Woman. The way it was filmed – cutting seamlessly between professional chef’s hands and the actor – is so amazing to watch and the amount of fresh ingredients and effort that goes into the numerous dishes is fantastic. It is a great foodie movie. Here is a youtube link to the opening of the movie so you can see what I mean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs5WiddD7i0

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterTracyLea

Hitch, the scene where he's on the date and he eats seafood and his face blows up like a shrimp! Hilarious! Not as romantic...but from a TV show--the Cosby Show the episode where it was Claire's birthday and Cliff bought her 3 of the same cake and brought them out one at a time to mood music! One of my favorite scenes of all time!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterShunta

In "Because I Said So" with Mandy Moore and Diane Keaton I LOVE all the cakes that come out of Diane's shop! And her 50's-era skirts.

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterAudrey

I guess because it's the holidays and I have all those movies on my mind, I think of A Christmas Story. The whole build up of the turkey, just to have it destroyed by Bumpas dogs. Then the introduction to Chinese turkey... Classic!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I like the scene in No Reservations when Catherine Zeta Jones is at a loss as a professional chef on what to cook for her niece. Then her sous chef makes spaghetti and wins the child over.

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterGrimmy

I have to say I love the feast scene in the first Harry Potter movie. I wish food would just appear out of no where like that for me!

December 8 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

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