Cooking with Stella (2009)

Cooking with Stella


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A woman who has learned a few things about taking care of herself runs the risk of having her tricks found out in this comedy-drama. Stella (Seema Biswas) works as a domestic in New Delhi and has used her fluency in English and skills as a cook to wrangle a job as housekeeper for Canada's ambassador to India. While she's well liked by her employers, they don't know that she's been submitting padded expense reports for years and pocketing the difference; she also regularly raids the cupboards to … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Deepa Mehta Saltzman, Dilip Mehta, Deepa Mehta
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 29, 2011
Mongrel Media - Official Site



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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Meant to be a funny clash of cultures but, suddenly and with scant warning, it turns into a confused clamour of genres.

Full Review… | March 19, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

[An] unexceptional comedy that resembles Deepa's Canadian-Indian hybrids such as Bollywood/Hollywood rather than the heartfelt social-conscience dramas Water and Earth.

Full Review… | April 14, 2011

Biswas aside, performances are uninspired and director Dilip Mehta mars his third act with a moralising ending that's neither plausible or earned.

Full Review… | April 14, 2011
Total Film

A subtle social comedy with an upstairs/downstairs sort of flavour.

Full Review… | March 19, 2010
Jam! Movies

Full Review… | September 16, 2009
National Post

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