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Released Jan 14, 2022 1h 52m History Drama Comedy TRAILER for Delicious: Trailer 1 List
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Writer/director Éric Besnard's mouth-watering new historical comedy indelibly pairs Grégory Gadebois and Isabelle Carré as a gifted chef and his unlikely protégé, who must find the resolve to free themselves from servitude. In 1789 France, just prior to the Revolution, gastronomy is strictly the domain of the aristocrats; indeed, the prestige of a noble house is entirely dependent on the quality and reputation of its table. So, when the talented but prideful cook Manceron (Gadebois) serves an unapproved dish of his own creation at a dinner hosted by the self-entitled Duke of Chamfort (C'est La Vie's Benjamin Lavernhe), the repercussions are brutal, and he is promptly dismissed. The wounded Manceron swears off his passion and retreats with his son to a regional inn visited only infrequently by travellers, and where vegetable soup is the common meal. But when a mysterious woman (Carré) arrives and offers to pay to become his apprentice, the stage is set for a wildly enjoyable tale of reignited passion, mentorship and revenge... and of the creation of France's very first restaurant. Joining the ranks of films such as Big Night, Chocolat and Babette's Feast in its joyous depiction of the preparation and love of fine cuisine, DELICIOUS is just that. Read More Read Less
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Robert Abele Los Angeles Times Should your New Year's watching require the occasional break from grim awards fare and grimmer real-world news, you could do a lot worse than this well-intentioned tale of mirthful mouthfuls and other appetites. Jan 13, 2022 Full Review Randy Myers San Jose Mercury News [A] mouthwatering foodie drama that is as appetizing as the dishes whipped up in it. Rated: 4/4 Jan 13, 2022 Full Review Trace Sauveur Austin Chronicle It looks like an authentic period drama and has a pleasant spirit, even if it has difficulty keeping things totally interesting. Jan 13, 2022 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies DP Jean-Marie Dreujou’s breathtaking images go well beyond the sumptuous dishes. The rolling hills, the grassy meadows, the autumn colors – they are all shot with a painterly beauty and would make for a stunning coffee table book. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 16, 2022 Full Review James Hanton Outtake Mag Delicious is far more than tasty eye candy. Strip back the inescapably gobsmacking palette, and you have an enveloping story of regret, freedom and will set against the backdrop of pre-revolutionary France. Rated: 4 / 5 May 24, 2022 Full Review Zebib K.A. Spectrum Culture A delightful, sensory treat, Délicieux is a lush, bright, inventive take on class divides and one of the imagined birthplaces of fine dining in this lovely and engaging story of a 18th century French cook right before the French revolution. Apr 1, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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J K So glad I got around to watching it. Gorgeous everything. All around so well done. It definitely deserves more recognition. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/01/24 Full Review Cynthia L Great depiction of a chefs struggle- even in modern times the same hurdles exist. The love story and historical details add an additional bit of interest. I loved the story and the actors ability to convey his feeling with his facial expressions. I do not speak fluent French so the main character made the movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review Jovy J Visually gorgeous and uplifts the heart. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/24 Full Review jrzy78 Wonderful and unique story, beautifully told and filmed. I felt as though I was watching an oil painting come to life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Martha S What a refreshing, feel good movie. I'm so glad I made the choice to watch this movie today. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/02/23 Full Review S R I enjoyed the history, the cuisine, the mores taken on. Sadly, had they been less progressive in their take on the French culture from the late 1700's it would have been more realistic. Regardless, it entertained and informed. It was on Amazon. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Writer/director Éric Besnard's mouth-watering new historical comedy indelibly pairs Grégory Gadebois and Isabelle Carré as a gifted chef and his unlikely protégé, who must find the resolve to free themselves from servitude. In 1789 France, just prior to the Revolution, gastronomy is strictly the domain of the aristocrats; indeed, the prestige of a noble house is entirely dependent on the quality and reputation of its table. So, when the talented but prideful cook Manceron (Gadebois) serves an unapproved dish of his own creation at a dinner hosted by the self-entitled Duke of Chamfort (C'est La Vie's Benjamin Lavernhe), the repercussions are brutal, and he is promptly dismissed. The wounded Manceron swears off his passion and retreats with his son to a regional inn visited only infrequently by travellers, and where vegetable soup is the common meal. But when a mysterious woman (Carré) arrives and offers to pay to become his apprentice, the stage is set for a wildly enjoyable tale of reignited passion, mentorship and revenge... and of the creation of France's very first restaurant. Joining the ranks of films such as Big Night, Chocolat and Babette's Feast in its joyous depiction of the preparation and love of fine cuisine, DELICIOUS is just that.
Director
Éric Besnard
Producer
Christophe Rossignon, Philip Boëffard
Screenwriter
Éric Besnard, Nicolas Boukhrief
Distributor
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Production Co
Voo & be TV, Artémis Productions, Nord-Ouest Films, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Shelter prod, SND Groupe M6, RTBF
Genre
History, Drama, Comedy
Original Language
French (France)
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 14, 2022, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 14, 2022
Runtime
1h 52m
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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