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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Box Office

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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2.35 : 1
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The original title for this movie was "Vanilla Fog." See more »

Goofs

When Tom and Amanda start to float above the kitchen he says "I love kissing you" without moving his lips. See more »

Quotes

Lois McNally: If you need anything call me, although I don't know how to do anything except buy clothes.
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For Judy See more »

Connections

References Dateline NBC (1992) See more »

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Busted
Written by Andy Goldmark / Mark Mueller
Performed by Jennifer Paige
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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the best dressed cook in New York
17 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

It's interesting to see Sarah Michelle Gellar play a character in a low-key fashion. I recently rented the campy (and hilarious) Cruel Intentions to see her give a performance so unbelievably over-the-top I couldn't stop laughing. Also, the less said about her role in I KNow What You Did Last Summer the better. Though impeccably shot sequences in and around New York give the film a glowing lusture, the script and the characters don't live up to the glow and seem to blend in with the scenery. It's supernatural themes seem to get left behind when there's a moment of pesky plot to spoil the visual pleasure, and I'm not convinced that anyone on screen wanted to be there at all. Also, why does a young woman on the verge of bankruptcy dress so well and have such impeccably styled hair? And why would she wear designer outfits whilst making sauces? It's odd. It seemed to be a Vogue photo essay in search of a Meg Ryan-esque romance.


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