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Yes, the film's focus on food makes it hard to watch and not end up hungry by its end! And more importantly, the family dynamics and relationships that are made or broken over the meals in the course of the film and how food plays a central role in bringing people, more specifically families, together is universal. That's probably why the film's themes and plot were so translatable to the "Tortilla Soup" remake, which presented the story in the context of a Mexican-American family. When considering both films, it shows how regardless of geographical location, food preparation and process is inherent in all cultures (we all have to eat!) and is the culmination of communal efforts that bring people together. It's perfect for sparking a discussion in the classroom on tradition in a general sense and that of each student's family.