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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.)
Christopher Durang ...
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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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

Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. 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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Secret Smile
Written by Dan Wilson
Performed by Semisonic
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User Reviews

 
cute and honest
12 May 2004 | by (Tallinn, Estonia) – See all my reviews

When I read about it in my TV guide, my first thought was 'boring'. But since there was nothing interesting, I decided to watch it. And no regrets taken. The story is very sweet, filled with lots of love and humorous situations. Since I like movies where some sort of food plays an important part (I just love Woman On Top!) then I loved this one too. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Flannery both do an excellent job. They make a great on-screen couple together and you can even see the chemistry between.

All together, I liked this movie. Funny, sweet and definetely romantic, spiced with bits of mystery and fiction, it was a good watch :)

9/10. Pretty :)


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