• What's Cooking? (2000)

What's Cooking?

Release Date: November 17th, 2000

DVD Release Date: April 10th, 2001

PG-13 |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

You are invited to a tasty Thanksgiving dinner that will all at once transport you to four different worlds and take you home again. On the menu this November are turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie -- but also tamales, spring rolls, kugel, mac & cheese, love, betrayal, sibling rivalry, prejudice, politics, uninvited guests, unexpected accidents, outrageous conversations -- and all the other succulent and spicy surprises that arise when modern families come together for an annual meal.

Cast: Alfre Woodard, Dennis Haysbert, Ann Weldon, Mercedes Ruehl, Victor Rivers, Douglas Spain, A Martinez, Lainie Kazan

Director: Gurinder Chadha

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Stagescreen Productions, Flashpoint, Because Entertainment, Hope and Gravy Inc.

Distributors: Trimark Pictures, Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Son, Daughter, Husband, 2000s, Growing up, Mother, Los Angeles, Lighthearted

Ratings & Reviews

  • 58
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    A seven-course melodrama. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Because the stories are so skillfully threaded together, the movie doesn't feel like an exercise: Each of the stories stands on its own. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Splendid acting, a screenplay as likable as it is unpredictable, and an undercurrent of deep human generosity make this a particularly engaging comic-dramatic experience. show more

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