The following non-gem was found on not-Roger Ebert's Movie Website:From time immemorial, the experience of eating a good meal has been regarded as one of life's most hedonistic pleasures. In a recent survey, more than 50% of Americans indicated they would rather eat a memorable dinner than experience a night of uninhibited sex. Motion pictures, ever reflective of the cultures that spawn them, have always recognized the potential for food-related stories. Recent films like Babette's Feast and Eat Drink Man Woman have sent audiences home sated. Now, there's a new entry on the menu: Big Night, the directorial debut of actors Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. And, while perhaps not as sumptuous as the previously-mentioned entrees, it's nevertheless a tasty main course.
- Have I ever even had uninhibited sex? I'm not sure that I have.Thus, this paragraph has definitely got me to thinking, but not about the movie.
- I cannot take seriously any review that begins From time immemorial or turns to the American public for support citing a recent survey. Other crimes include starting a clause with ever as in ever reflective and calling a film sumptuous.
- On the other hand, I must give credit for spawn and sated.
- Back to the previous hand, I must point out that all comparisons between movies and food are to be lamented. [see other examples]