• Tortilla Soup (2001)

Tortilla Soup

Release Date: August 24th, 2001

DVD Release Date: January 15th, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Three grown sisters, Maribel (Tamara Mello), Leticia (Elizabeth Peña) and Carmen (Jacqueline Obradors) try to cope and live with their father Martin (Héctor Elizondo) ; a veteran chef who is slowly losing his sense of taste. Martin has one simple rule: be at home for Sunday dinner and attendance is both mandatory and non-negotiable. A rift in the family develops when the sisters develop relationships and an obnoxious woman (Raquel Welch) sets her sights on Martin's affections.

Cast: Héctor Elizondo, Jacqueline Obradors, Elizabeth Peña, Tamara Mello, Nikolai Kinski, Raquel Welch, Joel Joan, Paul Rodriguez

Director: Maria Ripoll

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Samuel Goldwyn Films, Starz! Encore Entertainment

Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Keywords: Amusing, Growing up, 2000s, Heartwarming, House, Love, Daughter, Los Angeles, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is cast so well that the actors bring life to their predictable destinies, and Elizondo casts a kind of magical warm spell over them all. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    Much of the charm in Tortilla Soup comes from Elizondo as Martín. He plays the devoted patriarch so alluringly. show more

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    Appeals to a universal appetite for stories that are as rich and warm as they are flavorful. show more

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