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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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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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31 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sabores da Vida  »

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$653,729 (USA) (24 August 2001)

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$4,447,014 (USA) (14 December 2001)
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The food that Martin Naranjo cooks was prepared by Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger who run restaurants in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. 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

Orlando Castillo: I love toppings. Sometimes I go to restaurants and I just order toppings.
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Connections

Remake of Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) See more »

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La Verdolaga
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Arranged by Toto La Momposina
Performed by P18
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Wonderful Film!
21 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I highly recommend "Tortilla Soup" to anyone that is a fan of great films. Hector Elizondo is perfect as the veteran chef who has to accept that his three grown daughters are finally moving on with their lives. The cast runs smoothly throughout the whole movie, and by the time it ends you feel better about life. It is a very up-lifting and feel-good movie, and I think it is perfect to anyone that either needs that or wants that in their life. Enjoy...


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