Sex & Food in Cinema: Uma Thurman Eats an Entire Plate of Tempting Desserts (1996)

Sex & Food in Cinema Series

“You just take it one bite at a time...”

The vanishing dessert platter. 

Set in Los Angeles during the pre-Twitter age when people still smoked in coffee houses and read the personal ads in the back pages of the LA Weekly. In this clip from  the 1996 romantic comedy “The Truth About Cats and Dogs” (a modern romance remix on the imposter theme), Noelle (Uma Thurman), pretending to be veterinarian and pet show radio host Abby Barnes (Janeane Garofalo), tries but can’t resist a plate of assorted desserts fed to her forkful by scrumptious forkful by Brian, a handsome photographer played by Ben Chaplin who believes Noelle is Abby. A long, drawn out misunderstanding, ala Edmond Rostand’s 1897 “Cyrano de Bergerac” is afoot!

Uma Thurman devours an entire dessert plate in The Truth About Cats and Dogs. Sign up and enjoy the Sex and Food in Cinema series from Liquescence.

(Trivia: Garofalo dated Chaplin for a spell after the filming and an appearance by Jamie Fox, who plays Chaplin’s wingman — before that Oscar for “Ray” — is good for laughs.)

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