After celebrating our disabled veterans in the military last week, we have a special guest topic for the Monday Movie Meme today. Tina at Life is Good suggested this week’s theme based on her love of cooking: Memorable Dinner Table Scenes.
Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies that feature dinner table scenes that, as described by Tina, are either “uncomfortable, have weird food -- whatever made it stand out from the usual ‘Let's put in a dinner scene so that the characters can discuss X’." Remember, to also visit the blogs of fellow Monday Movie Meme participants and if your film choices for the meme are on your own blog, link back to this blog post.
Here are my selections for this week’s Memorable Dinner Table Scenes topic.
Problem Child 2
The dinner scene where Junior unleashes his cockroaches at the table is among the most memorable parts of this movie. I don’t know if Junior’s malicious act was meant to make LaWanda look like a bad cook or if his intentions were to just make her so angry that she would stay away from his father Ben. No matter what his reasons were for the disgusting dinner stunt, it’s definitely a reminder to question what you eat -- especially if there is a piece of iceberg lettuce moving across the table at its own will! I think Grandpa Big Ben’s dialogue in this scene sums it all up nicely...
“What in the hell is in this salad???” - Big Ben
Unfortunately for LaWanda, Ben and Big Ben, it was much more than blue cheese!
House Party 3
When Vida’s father questions Kid about his plans to support a wife and family, dinner turns into an exchange of insults between the future in-laws.
A heap of arguments lead to the bride and groom’s families threatening each other and the mother-of-the-bride starts throwing salt at Kid’s grandmother while an uncle (played by late comedian, Bernie Mac) tries to attack the mother with a knife. Vida’s father, however, ends this ruckus by taking out a handgun and shooting at the roof and floor. He points the handgun around the dinner table while yelling for everyone to get out of his house.
Sex and the City: The Movie
One of the memorable dinner scenes in this movie features a takes place in a restaurant -- I’m not sure if it’s the same one where Charlotte refused to eat anything other than pre-packaged chocolate pudding because, as she views it, they’re “...in Mexico!” -- but when Samantha orders another round of Martinis, Charlotte expresses concern about them drinking so much.
Samantha’s response, “Relax. We’re on vacation” prompts Carrie to say “Technically, we’re on my honeymoon.” Then Miranda, already stewing from troubles in her own marriage, interrupts to direct Carrie’s attention to a couple who are making out at a table across the room -- Miranda tells the girls “No, I think we’re on their honeymoon” before yelling “Yeah. It’s all so hot, three days in!” in a sarcastic manner, at the unknown couple.
Although making out in a public restaurant where strangers are trying to enjoy a nice meal; does not exactly display the best table manners, Miranda’s outburst was equally disturbing and unnecessary.
What are some memorable dinner table scenes that YOU'VE watched?