This is not a how-to film (really wish that more of the hows had been shown) but you get an idea of how difficult this contest is going to be. I did have a logistics thought to avoid one of the disasters chronicled but there's no one I can ask. sigh
Very enjoyable film about people at the top of their game.
Great inside look at the world of French pastry chefs. i loved seeing the beautiful creations but was fascinated with the care and creativity and TIME that goes into each one. i have loaned this movies to several friends (a chef, a gourmand, an excellent cook, a hobbyist and a fan of the chef reality shows) and all have enjoyed it.
If you have even the slightest interest in food, its preparation, and the folks who devote their lives to making it and taking it to the highest level you should have this movie. Even if you don't care about food this is a wonderful story of the pursuit of a very difficult accomplishment/dream and how folks handle the slim chance of achieving success or not. Buy it, rent it, watch it! You need to see this film!
I really enjoyed this film although I think the words from the reviewers were a little over exaggerated... spellbinding brilliance, High Drama and You'll bite your nails... but licking the lips was appropriate.... a delight nevertheless. I guess it was spellbinding in the sense that one supports the guy from the USA... hoping he may win.... I won't give away the final result but there is a surprise.