Deli and the Movies

The movie “The Five Year Engagement” opens in theaters today. We obviously haven’t seen it yet, but we know that it was partially filmed in Ann Arbor and that Zingerman’s Deli has a supporting part.

We are always happy to see deli depicted in the movies, and we are particularly happy to see our friends from Zingerman’s onscreen.

We don’t know yet how funny any scenes at the deli in “The Five Year Engagement” will be, but we are pretty sure of this: they will not be able to top the best movie scene ever to take place in a deli. Yes, we mean the fake orgasm scene from “When Harry Met Sally”,  set in Katz’s Deli in New York City.

But not everyone can be the best, can they? Being the best means that sometimes perfectly good seconds or thirds get shunted aside and forgotten.

We don’t want to forget any good scenes of deli in the movies, so tell us: what’s your second or third or fourth best? All comments made by 5:00 pm EDST on April 30th that list a movie deli scene besides WHMS will be entered to win a $25.00 movie or gift certificate and a UMD T-shirt.

(p.s. Our second favorite is the Carnegie Deli scene of borscht belt comedians in Broadway Danny Rose. Extra prize will go to anyone who lists our third favorite in the comments!)


5 thoughts on “Deli and the Movies

  1. There is a scene in the movie “The Wrestler” that is very dark and funny in its on way. It takes place with Mickey Rourke at the deli section he works in when he is not doing B-Level wrestling. Great movie and he maybe should have won the Oscar.

  2. Sy, thank you for your posting and sharing. Deli in movies is very important to the Savethedeli movement. Any deli in any movie is good. Better still we should all go and have a nosh.

    • We agree that any deli in any movie is a good idea, Ed! Or deli anywhere, nu?

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