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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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Mark Tarlov

Writer:

Judith Roberts

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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 ... Francois
Drew Nieporent ... Gil Shapiro
Anthony Ruivivar ... Ramos
Andrew McFarlane ... The Poet
Steven Skybell ... Mr. Mueller
Phyllis Somerville ... 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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Trivia

The original title for this movie was "Vanilla Fog." See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, when Amanda says, "You mean when I had my hand up your pants? Men are so easy", Tom's line is "Oh, yeah". But he is kissing Amanda at that moment, so his lips are otherwise occupied. See more »

Quotes

Chris: Tommy, what am I doing with someone like you?
Tom Bartlett: Me?
Chris: Me! With my perfect hair.
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For Judy See more »

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References Dumbo (1941) See more »

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Every Little Thing (He) Does Is Magic
Written by Sting
Performed by Shawn Colvin
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Bland But Entertaining
8 November 2005 | by noraleeSee all my reviews

I was surprised how much I enjoyed "Simply Irresistible."

I went because I like the leads from TV shows and I like magic realism .

I didn't mind that it rips off "Like Water for Chocolate" but I did mind how cheaply it was done with really lousy cinematography and poor lighting.

The cute script had the teens in the audience laughing out loud so it's too bad there was no directorial imagination. Bring on the fantasy scenes, please.

It also badly needed a choreographer, but it had nice music here and there.

Not the best romantic movie of the year.

(Originally written 2/13/1999)


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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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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