Simply Irresistible (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  5 February 1999 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Lois McNally
Jonathan Bendel
Nolan Traynor (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Christopher Durang ...
Gene O'Reilly
Aunt Stella
Alex Draper ...
Gil Shapiro
The Poet
Mr. Mueller


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$4,394,936 (USA) (9 April 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sarah Michelle Gellar has stated that this is one of her least favorite films that she has been in. See more »


The vanilla orchids used in the film aren't really vanilla orchids. They were orange/red in color, but in reality vanilla orchids are yellow. See more »


Lois McNally: If you need anything call me, although I don't know how to do anything except buy clothes.
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Crazy Credits

For Judy See more »


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Written & Performed by Lori Carson
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User Reviews

Very heart-warming and romantic movie
24 July 2002 | by (Vienna, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE is a very heart-warming and romantic movie. If you ask me, Amanda (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Tom (Sean Patrick Flanery) made the perfect match. Also, even though I thought that Chris (Amanda Peet) was a beautiful woman, she was a little bit snobby. All in all, the costumes were well-designed, the casting was great, and, the directing by Mark Tarlov was fabulous! Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say, "Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Flanery have scored big time!" Now in conclusion, if you are a fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar or Sean Patrick Flanery, and, you haven't seen this very heart-warming and romantic movie, I highly recommend it. You're in for a good time, so, when you see SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE, prepare to be dazzled.

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