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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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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


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,232,686 (USA) (5 February 1999)


$4,394,936 (USA) (9 April 1999)

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2.35 : 1
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The last movie that Gene Siskel reviewed before his death. He gave it a thumbs down. See more »


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 »


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 Dateline NBC (1992) See more »


Written & Performed by Donna Lewis
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A Guilty Pleasure
22 February 2001 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

This film represents nothing truly exceptional. It has no exceptional acting, messages, faces (maybe Sarah M Gellar, but looks aren't everything), or lines. I didn't spend $7.50 on it to see it in the theater, nor will spend $3.00 at the rental store to see this. But why is it that when I see it on TV (I got cable) 9 out of 10 times I stop to watch it? Maybe because this movie speaks to the little romantic in all of us. We know or will learn that relationships don't make Emeril dishes appear at will or having odd gases spew from deserts but it's still a cute flick with two of the romance and a happy ending.

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