Mary Poppins Returns
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It's such a disappointment that the end result is a bland, feeble fable.
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.
Emphasizes the pleasures of scent, taste and touch to a remarkably tantalizing degree.
Imagine Like Water for Chocolate without the passion. Such is the premise of Mistress of Spices, Paul Mayeda Berges's film-directing debut.
Beautiful but lifeless, poetic but unelevated.
Despite the ethereal presence of Aishwarya Rai in the title role, unquestionably one of the most beautiful women on the planet, this savory dose of magic realism goes off almost from the start.
...the film abandons logic and plausibility to such a degree that it quickly becomes impossible to overlook the more fantastical elements...
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.
Magic and realism just don't belong together here.
I watched this a long time ago. It's okay.
Ridiculous & stupid, And Rai is kinda annoying
A lovely film with beautiful colors placed into the film...can a woman whom can assist with destiny for others find her true love?? ....Aishwarya Rai is beautiful and is good in this film along with Dylan McDermott.
The novel was amazing and this did not fail to deliver. The book always reminded me of Chocolat, but this adaptation was both far more faithful and far more fitting with the colours and textures used in the book/cinamatography than the Chocolat film was.
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