Today's Special (2010)



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Movie Info

Samir (Aasif Mandvi, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, THE LAST AIRBENDER) is a sous chef who dreams of becoming the head chef at an upscale Manhattan restaurant. When he is passed over for a promotion he impulsively quits and lets his co-worker Carrie (Jess Weixler, TEETH) know that he intends to go to Paris and apprentice under a master French chef. Dreams must be put aside though after his father Hakim (Harish Patel, RUN FAT BOY RUN) has a heart attack and Samir is forced to take over Tandoori … More

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Aasif Mandvi, Jonathan Bines
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 20, 2011
Box Office: $0.3M
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Critic Reviews for Today's Special

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (16)

This full, sweet comedy, adapted by star Aasif Mandvi from an Off-Broadway play, has a city flavor and a wry take on familial obligations.

Full Review… | November 30, 2010
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The film, like a great meal, leaves you wanting more.

Full Review… | November 30, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

An irresistible delight.

Full Review… | November 30, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Hits all the sentimental clichés of the genre as if they were stops on the No. 7 train.

Full Review… | November 19, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

It's an easy movie to watch, and yet it's just as easy to forget or skip entirely.

Full Review… | November 19, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Charming and mouthwatering...

Full Review… | November 19, 2010
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Today's Special

Very nicely done. An American/Hindi film that was quite a surprise. Makes me want to go find some nice Indian food for dinner...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Today's Special Quotes

– Submitted by Aasif M (2 years ago)

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