Better prepare your empty bellies for this pretty appetizing film!
Abe, directed by Fernando Grostein Andrade, tackles a pretty distinctive story of Abe, a 12 year old boy who aspires to be noble cook someday. At a pretty young age, he never fails to amaze his family with his incredible cooking skills, which also convinced his parents to let him have the opportunity to join a summer cooking camp. Abe went to the camp, finding out that it was for beginners, and not for him who is skillful enough. Meanwhile, through an online article, Abe was amazed with food fusion of Bahia cuisine to the American one, letting him to go to a street food bazaar where he met Chico, whom he convince to teach him more about cooking. Later on, his parents found out all of these things, and set him grounded and incapable of reaching out Chico. Meanwhile, Abe's parents came from two different religions, his mother, Jewish and his father, Islam. The differences in beliefs and perspectives always create a never-ending argumentations whenever their family is having a get-together. All of these things resulted into Abe being stressed out of his own family. Letting him to runaway to Chico, and making his family realize how their debates and arguments affect their child's emotions.
Okay! Here are my insights:
I loved the film simply because it is so distinct or unique from the usual comedy or drama films that I have watched before. How, you know, you get to mix religion or beliefs with foods and such. I don't know, but there is something mystical about the characters especially with Noah Schnapp, and eventually, you will just find yourself falling in love with all of the characters and the story itself. Also, the script of this film was well-written, making you question your belief sometimes or ask yourself about what the actors just said, and then you will just agree because what they said is amazing and something that would really shake you up. Overall, the casts, the script, the plot and directing, indeed make this underrated film just like an overrated one. Incredible! Really a must-watch!
By the way, this is my very first IMDb Review. I hope you liked it!
Review by: Sem Castro - Apr2620