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Tortilla Soup (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 31 August 2001 (USA)
A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.

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Eden
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Andy
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Leticia Naranjo
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Yolanda
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Hairdresser
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Jeff
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Martin Naranjo
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April
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Gomez
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Antonio Urgell
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Retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo shares an L.A. home with his three gorgeous, but single, adult daughters. Though he long ago lost his ability to taste, Martin still lives to cook incredibly lavish dinners for his loved ones and to serve them in a family-style ritual at traditional sit-down meals. Although the women humor their father's old-fashioned ways, each of them is searching for fulfillment outside the family circle. College student Maribel is growing increasingly frustrated with the singles scene and wants a steady man; gorgeous career woman Carmen is fed up with her boyfriend and his wandering eye; meanwhile, eldest daughter Letitia, who has suppressed her own romantic longings, senses something missing in her life. Things take a turn for the romantic when Dad, a widower, meets a vivacious divorcee on the lookout for a mate and each of his daughters, in turn, finds someone. But they'll all discover that the recipe for happiness may call for some unexpected ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A comedy to arouse your appetite.

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Sabores da Vida  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$653,729 (USA) (26 August 2001)

Gross:

$4,447,014 (USA) (16 December 2001)
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The three poems that Leti's "secret admirer" sends her are "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell, "Her Face, Her Tongue, Her Wit" by Arthur Gorges, and "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick. The last note is from Titania's speech in Act III, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." See more »

Goofs

At the end when Carmen is leaving the kitchen to serve her family, at first she has one plate without the lobster, then when she is leaving the kitchen, as she is turning the corner, she has the plate with a lobster. Then, coming out of the kitchen, the lobster has disappeared, then reappears again when she turns towards the tables. See more »

Quotes

Hortensia: Careful, dear, boys don't like smart-asses.
Maribel Naranjo: No, they just like asses.
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Remake of Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) See more »

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Outro Lado
Written by Kruger, Schmid and Vielra
Performed by Zuco 103
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Thoroughly enjoyable film - go rent it!!!

'Tortilla Soup' was a "scrumptious" delight. The acting was wonderful, especially by the lovable Hector Elizondo. Although the plotline was not unique, it was an endearing, entertaining, well-done film. I believe that anyone who did not like it missed the point. Give yourself a treat

  • rent it - and enjoy!!! Also, as a bonus, the food in it looks divine


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