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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.

Director:

Mark Tarlov

Writer:

Judith Roberts

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Amanda Shelton
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Tom Bartlett
Patricia Clarkson ... Lois McNally
Dylan Baker ... Jonathan Bendel
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Nolan Traynor (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Christopher Durang Christopher Durang ... Gene O'Reilly
Betty Buckley ... Aunt Stella
Olek Krupa ... Valderon
Amanda Peet ... Chris
Alex Draper Alex Draper ... Francois
Drew Nieporent ... Gil Shapiro
Anthony Ruivivar ... Ramos
Andrew McFarlane ... The Poet
Steven Skybell ... Mr. Mueller
Phyllis Somerville ... Ruth
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A bewitching romance. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magic Hour See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,232,686, 7 February 1999

Gross USA:

$4,398,989

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,398,989
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Mark Tarlov wanted Sarah Jessica Parker to star. See more »

Goofs

When Amanda goes to the restaurant to cook for the party, she checks her reflection and worries because she forgot to wear her mom's earrings. Later in the scene the earrings are back on. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Shelton: That's impossible.
Tom Bartlett: Why's that?
Amanda Shelton: One good sexual thought takes at least 20 minutes.
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Crazy Credits

For Judy See more »


Soundtracks

Secret Smile
Written by Dan Wilson
Performed by Semisonic
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Had potential....
6 September 2004 | by priljaSee all my reviews

I loved the idea behind this movie, the actors are brilliant and the premise quite intriguing - in fact watching the trailer I enjoyed the music(I love the song Crush and it fit so well) and the hook used to create interest, it was really great and it worked. Maybe that's the problem but from what I can remember the movie itself didn't follow through with what it promised. Well, they didn't use Jennifer Paige's song for a start...

As far as I can recall the story itself had no layers, there was little depth and I couldn't really find a beginning, middle and end.. it felt incomplete or just lacking in some way.

I knew at the time of watching this exactly what I thought let it down but unfortunately in order to remember I'd have to watch it again and I haven't wanted to. As soon as I do though I'll re-post :)


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