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      Simply Irresistible

      PG-13 Released Feb 5, 1999 1h 35m Romance Comedy List
      16% Tomatometer 31 Reviews 54% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly (Christopher Durang). Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, inducing strong emotional reactions in everyone who eats them. Tom Bartlett (Sean Patrick Flanery), who is preparing to open his own eatery, tries her cooking and falls in love. Read More Read Less

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: D Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 22, 2002 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Simply Irresistible is old-fashioned and obvious, yes, like a featherweight comedy from the 1950s. But that's the charm. I love movies that cut loose from the moorings of the possible and dance among their fancies. Rated: 3/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Don Shanahan 25YL (25 Years Later) Enjoy all the flights of fancy and let yourself lap up all the cuteness possible. Rated: 3/5 Sep 8, 2019 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 1/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 10, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Christina H This movie is the reason behind my business. I was about 9 years old when I first saw this movie and fell in love with it and the concept behind the movie. I wanted to make my clients feel amazing from the inside out after they leave my hair loss clinic. I pray they never do a remake lol Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/11/23 Full Review Joel H My wife and I decided to watch Simply Irresistible on a whim. At first we were confused, and then we were entranced by how bizarre this movie is. This attempt at a romantic comedy feels like a student film with a budget. The plot, the dialogue, the acting, and the editing all seem like they were done by someone who had seen movies before, but never actually made one. The story doesn't make sense or explain anything, and the relationship between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Flanery is completely forced. Oh, and did I mention that there is a magical crab in this movie? Why? I have no idea. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/28/23 Full Review Asma K Horrible plotline; completely non-sensical movie; poorly executed; love story was anything but romantic I think what bothers me the most is that there was no point to the movie. I am guessing the moral was that the main character should believe in herself, but that moral was not well portrayed. Instead, it appeared the moral was that the main character should chill and be happy because she now has magic that solved all her problems. I feel as if this film was written, produced, and directed by a 5-year old who ate too much candy before bed. I generally have really low standards for rom-coms because I've seen so many, so I would just like to congratulate this movie for being the worst rom-com I have ever seen. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/23/23 Full Review Richard T The only thing redeeming about this movie is the random crab, which is also possibly the worst plot anchor I've ever seen in a movie. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/05/23 Full Review Audience Member It really is a lovely movie. SMG and SPF are both adorable. This movie isn't going to change the world, but is good for a watch every couple of years. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review steve d I resisted quite easily. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After her mother's death, mediocre chef Amanda Shelton (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is having trouble attracting customers to her family's restaurant. While shopping for ingredients, she is given a magical crab by mysterious Gene O'Reilly (Christopher Durang). Afterward, Amanda's dishes suddenly become excellent, inducing strong emotional reactions in everyone who eats them. Tom Bartlett (Sean Patrick Flanery), who is preparing to open his own eatery, tries her cooking and falls in love.
      Director
      Mark Tarlov
      Producer
      Jon Amiel, Joseph Caracciolo Jr., John Fiedler
      Screenwriter
      Judith Roberts
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      New Regency Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 5, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.4M
      Runtime
      1h 35m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, SDDS, Dolby Digital
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