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Tortilla Soup (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 31 August 2001 (USA)
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A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carmen Naranjo
... Maribel Naranjo
... Eden
... Andy
... Leticia Naranjo
... Yolanda
... Hairdresser
... Jeff
... Martin Naranjo
Marisabel García ... April
... Gomez
... Catering Assistant
... Hortensia
... Antonio Urgell
... Orlando Castillo
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$653,729, 26 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,447,014, 16 December 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,574,762
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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
traditional
Arranged by Toto La Momposina
Performed by P18
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Thoroughly enjoyable film - go rent it!!!
15 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

'Tortilla Soup' was a "scrumptious" delight. The acting was wonderful, especially by the lovable Hector Elizondo. Although the plotline was not unique, it was an endearing, entertaining, well-done film. I believe that anyone who did not like it missed the point. Give yourself a treat - rent it - and enjoy!!! Also, as a bonus, the food in it looks divine


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