Short Order (2008)

Short Order

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Fifi Koko, a young chef prodigy, falls prey to an existential quagmire that fears her talent shall not overcome the expectations her reputation has sown. The late hours bring about a colorful cast of strangers and romances that feed her with temptation, insight and humor on the path of her life-defining evening.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Anthony Byrne
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 15, 2008
Runtime:
Terra Entertainment - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Short Order

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Aside from Vanessa Redgrave, who is quite poignant in a brief, ham-free cameo, the film's shallow cutesiness quickly starts to feel less like a salute to youthful optimism than a warning against romanticizing one's stunted emotional development.

Full Review… | May 29, 2008
L.A. Weekly
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Paulo's anguish and plotting provide genuine laughs and some of the only quality moments in this otherwise forgettable movie.

Full Review… | May 14, 2008
Time Out
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There is pleasure to be had in the visual style and some of the performances, suggesting that Byrne the director has been ill served by Byrne the writer.

May 30, 2008
Los Angeles CityBeat

Forced quirkiness invades every frame and spoils what could've been a tasty romantic comedy.

Full Review… | May 29, 2008
Metromix.com

While the aesthetic is charming, colorful and full of whimsy, Anthony Byrne's partial musical Short Order is wildly uneven and tragically underdeveloped.

Full Review… | May 16, 2008
Boxoffice Magazine

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