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PG-13| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly (Christopher Durang). Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, inducing strong emotional reactions in everyone who eats them. Tom Bartlett (Sean Patrick Flanery), who is preparing to open his own eatery, tries her cooking and falls in love.

Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar , Sean Patrick Flanery , Patricia Clarkson , Dylan Baker , Christopher Durang , Larry Gilliard Jr. , Betty Buckley , Amanda Peet

Director: Mark Tarlov

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Simply Irresistible (1999)

Release Date: February 5th, 1999|1 hr. 35 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a movie, a goofy little movie. Not so bad, but as far as food and sensuality go, ``Like Water for Chocolate'' still has the edge. show more

  • 25
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The premise was a yummy one in the Mexican hit "Like Water for Chocolate," but it's best to pack Tums in case of heartburn this time around. [5 February 1999, Life, p.11E] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Old-fashioned and obvious, yes, like a featherweight comedy from the 1950s. But that's the charm. show more

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