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Simply Irresistible (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 5 February 1999 (USA)
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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Chris
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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>

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A bewitching romance. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

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A string can be seen attached to the crab as it scuttles through the market in the opening scene. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Shelton: My friend Nolan told me this thing about men and sex, that they think about it 238 times a day and when they do they adjust their belts.
Tom Bartlett: That's ridiculous, no, no, not the belt- I meant the amount. That's ridiculous. Do the math I'm awake maybe 17 hours a day. Times 60 would be 1020, divided by 238, that would be sex about every 4 minutes... yeah, yeah, that's about right.
Amanda Shelton: I've been here 20 minutes.
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References Dumbo (1941) See more »

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Busted
Written by Andy Goldmark / Mark Mueller
Performed by Jennifer Paige
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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the best dressed cook in New York
17 October 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

It's interesting to see Sarah Michelle Gellar play a character in a low-key fashion. I recently rented the campy (and hilarious) Cruel Intentions to see her give a performance so unbelievably over-the-top I couldn't stop laughing. Also, the less said about her role in I KNow What You Did Last Summer the better. Though impeccably shot sequences in and around New York give the film a glowing lusture, the script and the characters don't live up to the glow and seem to blend in with the scenery. It's supernatural themes seem to get left behind when there's a moment of pesky plot to spoil the visual pleasure, and I'm not convinced that anyone on screen wanted to be there at all. Also, why does a young woman on the verge of bankruptcy dress so well and have such impeccably styled hair? And why would she wear designer outfits whilst making sauces? It's odd. It seemed to be a Vogue photo essay in search of a Meg Ryan-esque romance.


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