7 Classic Dinner Scenes In Movies
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, we anticipate the festive meal with our loved ones in which we give thanks. Some have no trouble looking forward to a day filled with loved ones and joy. Then there are those who know there in for a roller coaster, whether it’s an Uncle who is way too loud or a cousin who nobody looks forward to seeing.
A look at some movies which display amusing happenings at the dinner table.
This Will Ferrell classic has a memorable scene at which Ricky Bobby’s hot wife “prepares” a meal consisting of Taco Bell, Dominoes, and KFC, all no-brainer meal choices, especially if no one in the house is a viable cook. A grace in which Bobby prefers the baby version of Jesus Christ turns into a fight between Bobby, his wife, and Chip, Bobby’s father-in-law. Throw in two unruly children who threaten their grandpa and you have an interesting dinner at that.
How about the dinner with two strangers treated like family? Owen Wilson takes Vince Vaughn along for the ride as he covets Rachel McAdams. Wilson does his best to charm the rest of the family, including a grandma who’s most vocal about her grandson’s homosexuality. This all takes a backseat as Vaughn who least wants to partake in this, is getting jerked around (literally) by McAdams crazy sister. What could be better than a sexual encounter under the table?
The Break Up
How about sitting at the table to witness a couple’s passive-aggressive quarrel? Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston square off as the two families sit down to enjoy a dinner. Their fight from earlier in the day spills over and Aniston’s secretly gay brother starts the table group song which he caps off in Vaughn’s face. We’ve all felt Vaughn’s pain in resisting physical means on an annoying relative.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Look no further for an uncomfortable dinner. Two couples who clearly don’t want anything to do with each other end up dining together after Sarah Marshall’s boyfriend Aldous Snow invites Peter and Rachel, the hotel employee to sit with them. The tension can be cut with a knife as Peter never expects Marshall and Snow to sit with them. Marshall gets attacked by the current and past boyfriend while Rachel tries to defend her to be polite. Marshall turns on Rachel and only alcohol relieves the tension.
Some take a while to warm up to new family, just look at Brennan Huff and Dale Doback. After their single parents get married, the two become step brothers and are not fans of each other at first. The two try their best to one up the other as Doback manages a fantasy baseball team and sings an inappropriate song while Huff struts his karate, Jesus-like voice, and past job at Petco. Mind you these two are in their late forties, but some people never grow up.
How about having your ex-husband sneak his way into your birthday dinner after pretending to be your nanny for so long? In this Robin Williams classic Williams attends the dinner as Doubtfire and attempts to take out his ex-wife’s current boyfriend by lacing the food with pepper.
Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation
A Thanksgiving Day dinner classic, Chase’s sister in law makes a turkey which looks beautiful but once cut is actually horrific; a dried up carcass. The grandmother makes a casserole which consists of jello and cat food and if that wasn’t enough, she also brings her cat as a present wrapped up. The quintessential disaster which leaves only the hick uncle satisfied.
Here’s to hoping your Thanksgiving comes nowhere near resembling any of these.