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Simply Irresistible (1999)

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A magical crab works wonders for a terrible chef's culinary skills, leading her towards the man of her dreams.

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Cast

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Lois McNally
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Jonathan Bendel
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Nolan Traynor (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Gene O'Reilly
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Aunt Stella
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Valderon
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Francois
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Gil Shapiro
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Ramos
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The Poet
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Mr. Mueller
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Ruth
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Storyline

A department store executive (Flanery) tries to resist falling in love with a young woman (Gellar), who he believes has possessed magical powers after inheriting a restaurant. Written by Lawless <lawless@smgfan.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Magic opened up their hearts... Love did the rest. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Magic Hour  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,232,686 (USA) (5 February 1999)

Gross:

$4,394,936 (USA) (9 April 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The last movie that Gene Siskel reviewed before his death. He gave it a thumbs down. See more »

Goofs

When Amanda goes to Tom's office to return his wallet, Tom's shirt sleeves are rolled up to the top of his arms. When Jonathan enters the room, Tom's sleeves are at his elbows. After Amanda leaves the room and they shoot back to Tom and Jonathan, Tom's sleeves are all the way back up again. See more »

Quotes

Valderon: This is no knife!
Tom Bartlett: Hey, what the...
Valderon: I spit on your knife.
Tom Bartlett: Hey!
Valderon: I spit on your restaurant. And finally, I spit on...
Tom Bartlett: No, no. Allow me.
[spits on his own arm]
Tom Bartlett: There.
Valderon: That is the first intelligent thing you have done. I fire you!
Tom Bartlett: What you can't...
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For Judy See more »

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References Dumbo (1941) See more »

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Take Your Time
Written & Performed by Lori Carson
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User Reviews

A Guilty Pleasure
22 February 2001 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

This film represents nothing truly exceptional. It has no exceptional acting, messages, faces (maybe Sarah M Gellar, but looks aren't everything), or lines. I didn't spend $7.50 on it to see it in the theater, nor will spend $3.00 at the rental store to see this. But why is it that when I see it on TV (I got cable) 9 out of 10 times I stop to watch it? Maybe because this movie speaks to the little romantic in all of us. We know or will learn that relationships don't make Emeril dishes appear at will or having odd gases spew from deserts but it's still a cute flick with two of the romance and a happy ending.


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