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      The Mistress of Spices

      PG-13 2005 1h 36m Romance Drama List
      11% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 42% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A woman (Aishwarya Rai) who harnesses magic powers from spices falls for a hunky architect (Dylan McDermott). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 28 Buy Now

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      Anil Sinanan Time Out It's such a disappointment that the end result is a bland, feeble fable. Oct 20, 2017 Full Review Peter Howell Toronto Star About all that can be said about The Mistress of Spices is that actress Rai manages to retain a straight face while uttering some of the most risible dialogue ever heard in a supposedly serious drama. Rated: 2/4 Jul 28, 2006 Full Review Jason Anderson Globe and Mail Emphasizes the pleasures of scent, taste and touch to a remarkably tantalizing degree. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 28, 2006 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...the film abandons logic and plausibility to such a degree that it quickly becomes impossible to overlook the more fantastical elements... Rated: 2/4 Feb 11, 2007 Full Review Jim Slotek Jam! Movies It's acted with the artificiality of an After School special, the one-note brooding of McDermott especially, and with the endless monologues, the script descends into endless, boring narrative exposition. Rated: 1/5 Jul 28, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I enjoyed this because even though it has a silly premise, it's interesting to see how something that we use on a daily basis, can be used for other means! Not to mention all the uses for them. The colors are also quite vibrant... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Great film. I loved it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member for those who love spices and asian traditional culture Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member film magico e sognante! :) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Ridiculous & stupid, And Rai is kinda annoying Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member aishwarya rai is a beautiful woman and dylan mcdermott is a very handsome man, but i don't understand this movie because the back stories of the characters i found to be confusing and i never understood why tilo, aishwarya rai's character, talks to spices and chili peppers and is forced to give up her "life for spices" when she spots doug, dylan mcdermott's character, a good-looking archeitct with whom she eventually falls head over heels for. although i found this movie to be somewhat confusing, i will say this, i love the tastefully done sex scene between rai and mcdermott. all in all, it's an okay movie, not saying that it sucks, but i give it an average rating. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A woman (Aishwarya Rai) who harnesses magic powers from spices falls for a hunky architect (Dylan McDermott).
      Director
      Paul Mayeda Berges
      Producer
      Jane Barclay, Steve Christian, James Clayton, Susan Cartsonis, Hannah Leader, Duncan Reid
      Screenwriter
      Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges
      Production Co
      Capitol Films, Kintop Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Violent Images|Sensuality)
      Genre
      Romance, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 28, 2021
      Runtime
      1h 36m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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