Similar to the film Eat, Pray, Love (however x 3 women), The Food Club begins on Christmas Eve, when Marie, after having celebrated with her beautiful children and nephews, finds out that her husband has another woman and wants a divorce. Desperate, she wonders what will become of her life. But above all, what will she do with this Italian cuisine tasting course for two just received as a present from her children? After summoning her girlfriends from her youth, the inconsolable widow Vanja and the liberated and independent Berling, the decision is made: to add a seat at the table and go together in the direction of beautiful Puglia, Italy!
Once arrived at the farmhouse in the countryside that hosts them together with three other compatriots, the days of the three women will be marked by the various daily menus, the walks between the olive groves and the savory dinners washed down with red wine. Nevertheless, Marie can’t think of anything other than her husband and how to win him back, even with sexy pictures posted on social media; Vanja can’t manage to let herself go with a man who isn’t her beloved spouse, even though he has been dead for some time; and Berling continues to think only of herself and to refuse the passing of time. But at the end of the five days, needless to say, the three friends will not be the same.
But between a mugging on the street, a religious procession and a lot of ‘60s Italian music, The Food Club is a new pleasant piece to add to the string of comedies with mature characters rediscovering life. Everything seems to be already written from the beginning, and yet the director and her screenwriter know how to flavour the whole film with a bittersweet and sincere look at older age, and in the end portray, through the adventures of these three grown women who find their strength in their union, a beautiful alternative of life.
Contains Danish and Italian subtitles