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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Amanda Shelton
... Tom Bartlett
... Lois McNally
... Jonathan Bendel
... Nolan Traynor (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Christopher Durang ... Gene O'Reilly
... Aunt Stella
... Valderon
... Chris
... Francois
... Gil Shapiro
... Ramos
... The Poet
... Mr. Mueller
... 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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5 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Magic Hour  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,232,686, 5 February 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,394,936, 11 April 1999
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2.39 : 1
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Several scenes in the movie were shot inside New York's Henri Bendel department store. So as not to disrupt normal business, motion picture equipment was brought in at closing time and filming would go on all night. When customers arrived at the store each morning, all traces of the production had vanished. See more »

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When Amanda Shelton opens the shop door after seeing the cop adjusting his belt, the camera is visible and a crew guy is crouched down. See more »

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Lois McNally: There's a very thin girl in your office.
Tom Bartlett: That's Chris. Lois, what is she doing in my office without me?
Lois McNally: I don't know, but I offered her a sandwich.
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Got the Girl (Boy from Panema)
Written by Michael Reiss, Craig Kafton, Steve Greenberg
Performed by Michael Reiss
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a charming romantic comedy that could have been better
12 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a very sweet little movie. The "magic" business in it is there to give it a little edge, and I think that they wisely don't explain it, but the movie works best when they underplay it. It's at its best around the "shopping for plates" sequence when the characters discuss how often men think about sex. It's handled with a light touch that is just right. That is the tone that I would have liked to see the movie maintain, and which they hit now and again during the course of it, but also missed from time to time.

It's not a sure thing (it's no "Moonstruck", for example), but if you like romantic comedy it's worth a look. I'd give it a 7/10 (slightly less than 3 stars, but close).


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