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


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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) (7 February 1999)

Gross:

$4,394,936 (USA) (11 April 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Mark Tarlov wanted Sarah Jessica Parker to star. 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

Tom Bartlett: She cursed me. She said in this creepy little voice, a man's character is his destiny...
Lois McNally: Oh... She's a wise witch. She casts her spells in proverbs.
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For Judy See more »

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References Cinderella (1950) See more »

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Secret Smile
Written by Dan Wilson
Performed by Semisonic
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one of those guilty pleasures...
3 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Honestly, I think this is an awful movie... but I can't help but love it! It has a cheesy plot, unrealistic characters, a bit of magic that adds to the unbelievability and about everything else that a bad movie has. And yet, this is one of my favorite movies to watch when I'm in the mood to watch something light and fun. I'm almost embarrassed to say I love it! I don't know what it is about this movie that makes it so enjoyable to me. The basic plot... Sarah Michelle Gellar is a rather unsuccessful chef who wants to become better and save her family's restaurant. After buying a crab at a local market her luck begins to change. Suddenly she is able to cook amazing food that is sort of hypnotic and magical. She's offered a job as head chef at a posh new restaurant by a gorgeous guy who (wouldn't you know it) she ends up falling in love with. Give it a try. Maybe you'll love it too. I think it's the whole food idea that gets me....


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