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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

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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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Gil Shapiro
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Ramos
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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

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 »

Quotes

Jonathan Bendel: Every time I looked down at my shoes, Henri was sticking his tongue out at me. Why do you think he was doing that?
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Connections

References Como agua para chocolate (1992) 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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User Reviews

 
Light and funny
30 May 2004 | by (Pensacola, FL) – See all my reviews

This is a light, cutesy chick-flick sort of movie. There's lots of humor and silliness. This movie fortunately never tries to take itself too seriously, because it would fail. The watcher who tries to take this movie too seriously won't enjoy it. Go into it with the idea that it's a silly movie meant to be laughed at and enjoyed, and you won't go wrong. Sarah Michelle Gellar is really good for the role of Amanda Shelton - she's very expressive and she does the dry humor really well, but she also gets the emotional roller-coaster that the characters are on and she does it smashingly well. Sean Patrick Flanery is excellent as the guy who really can't figure out what the heck is going on but he can't pull himself away from it anyway; and Larry Gilliard, Jr. as the support man to Gellar's Shelton is simply funny. This movie is definitely worth watching at least once.


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