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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Alex Draper ...
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) (5 February 1999)

Gross:

$4,394,936 (USA) (9 April 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

After Chris is done throwing all the plates in the restaurant, she leaves without taking her purse which is sitting on the floor next to the table. See more »

Quotes

Valderon: Man can do many things, but only God can create the truffle.
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For Judy See more »

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References Cinderella (1950) 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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a charming romantic comedy that could have been better
12 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very sweet little movie. The "magic" business in it is there to give it a little edge, and I think that they wisely don't explain it, but the movie works best when they underplay it. It's at its best around the "shopping for plates" sequence when the characters discuss how often men think about sex. It's handled with a light touch that is just right. That is the tone that I would have liked to see the movie maintain, and which they hit now and again during the course of it, but also missed from time to time.

It's not a sure thing (it's no "Moonstruck", for example), but if you like romantic comedy it's worth a look. I'd give it a 7/10 (slightly less than 3 stars, but close).


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